Briggs blitzes Greer in 23 seconds for third first round win in a month

American heavyweight Shannon Briggs continued his march towards another world title shot by demolishing Matthew Greer in just 23 seconds of their clash in West Virginia on Saturday night.

The veteran puncher, 42, pounced on Greer from the opening bell, pummelling him to the head and body with vicious shots, to force the ‘Gator’ to take a knee from which he never fully recovered.

Greer was waved off as he got to his feet shakily, leaving the rejuvenated Briggs to celebrate a third knockout win since returning last month and head into a possible fight with Alex Leapai in the coming months.

Briggs took three and half years off following his terrible beating at the hands of Vitali Klitschko in 2010 and is now eyeing a revenge mission against the Ukrainian’s younger brother and current reigning heavyweight king Wladimir.

‘The Cannon’ has been publicly dogging ‘Dr. Steelhammer’ for the past few months, even throwing shoes at him in his gym and turning up at his fights to call him out, although Klitschko is yet to take the bait as he mulls over his next opponent.

Klitschko knocked out Leapai himself in just five rounds at the back end of last month and Briggs is keen on doing a better job on the Samoan-Australian to entice the top division’s best into accepting his challenge.

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