Watch: Briggs searches London for Haye, Fury or Joshua
Former WBO heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs has been scouring the UK capital since Wednesday as the American seeks out a fight with the top names on British shores.
‘The Cannon’ arrived in London this week and have already yelled out a war-cry to the likes of David Haye, Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua since his arrival.
Briggs, 44, is renowned for his gate-crashing antics against numerous fighters in the past, none more so than Wladimir Klitschko in recent times, and is now focusing his attention on securing a UK-based opponent this year.
“It’s the champ! – You all thought I was playing? I’m here in London and looking for David Haye, Tyson Fury or Joshua,” said Briggs.
Despite his failure to land a massive fight since returning from a four-year hiatus in April 2014, Briggs has so far scored six first round knockouts in eight victories to put himself back into contention.
Although the calibre of foes in the opposite corner can be questioned, it’s commendable how active Briggs has stayed but whether it will be enough to persuade any of the big players to accept the challenge is up for debate.
Briggs has become a caricature of his own persona over the past two years and could be more trouble than he’s worth to his main target, David Haye.
‘The Hayemaker’ is back in action on May 21 at the O2 Arena following on from a first round stoppage of Mark de Mori and currently has a gap to fill which the outspoken Briggs is eager to land.