Briggs to Haye: I passed Harley Street brain scan, let’s go champ!
Former WBO heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs has announced the results of a brain scan stipulated by divisional rival David Haye this week.
Haye, 35, insisted that 44 year-old Briggs passed a medical assessment before a handing him a possible slot on his May 21 undercard, so ‘The Cannon’ wasted no time in heading off to see London doctors.
“David Haye said that if I pass an MRI test he would fight me. (it’s) Done. I went to Harley street and got my brain scanned (and) I got a 65, (so I) just passed. Let’s go champ!” stated Briggs on his social media accounts.
Should Haye stick to his word, the American will now feature at the O2 Arena on the forthcoming ‘Haye Day 2’ bill which sees ‘The Hayemaker’ square up against undefeated Kosovan Arnold Gjergjaj.
Briggs gatecrashed this week’s press conference announcement, which is where Haye made his offer to the veteran puncher, vowing to fight him should they both come through their respective bouts unscathed.
Any future clash could happen around July time and prepare Haye or Briggs for a possible battle against the winner of next weekend’s IBF title bout between Charles Martin and Anthony Joshua.
Martin makes the first defence of Tyson Fury’s old belt on his UK debut and has vowed to seek out Haye should he inflict a first loss on Joshua.
‘AJ’ has similar intentions to Martin – giving their pay-per-view offering even more significance to the British market.