Former WBO heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs aims to keep up his momentum on Saturday night as ‘The Cannon’ appears in a scheduled ten-rounder in Chiapas, Mexico.
The 43 year-old, who has recorded five first round knockouts in six bouts since returning to boxing from semi-retirement, will meet an opponent yet to be named on the Emanuel Lopez v Carlos Padilla undercard in Tapachula.
Briggs remains on course for another shot at the world title as he plots a path to a revenge mission against Wladimir Klitschko after losing a one-sided defeat to the current heavyweight king’s older brother Vitali back in 2010.
The American was badly beaten on that occasion in Germany and it was thought that Briggs would never return to the ring until resurfacing successfully against Maurenzo Smith in April 2014.
Six bouts in the last seven months have kept Briggs in great shape to face some of the bigger names at the top of the rankings, although this next outing looks set to be another stay busy clash to potentially improve his KO ratio.
The veteran currently holds the record for the most first round stoppages to his credit, which stands at 35, but will need to step up his opposition considerably before even attempting to go anywhere near another one of the formidable Klitschko’s.