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Briggs and Klitschko engage in further run-in at media day

Phil Jay 29/07/2014

Former world champion Shannon Briggs continued his verbal bombardment of current heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko as the American once against interrupted a gym session being held by the Ukrainian.

Briggs, 42, squared up to Klitschko at his open day in Florida on Tuesday and once again made it perfectly clear that he wants a shot at redemption after losing to brother Vitali in 2010.

Since then, and after taking a three and a half year break, Briggs has bulldozed through four opponents, three of which came in the first round – and is now once again a ranked contender in the top division.

‘The Cannon’ is being forced to wait his turn as Klitschko attempts to sift through a host of mandatory contenders that come with holding four title belts, and is lined up to fight Kubrat Pulev next in September.

A possibility may arise at some point in 2015 for Briggs to get his shot if he stays busy and keeps winning, although unless the one-time WBO title holder can claim victory in a final eliminator, it could be a long wait.

Today’s incident is the latest in a long line, that include Briggs hitting Klitschko with a flying shoe and gatecrashing a press conference in Germany last April.

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