EXCLUSIVE: Shannon Briggs recalls his CRAZY viral paddle boat prank on Wladimir Klitschko (with video)

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Shannon Briggs is plotting another assault on the heavyweight division as he plans to return to the UK for his first outing since 2016.

The obstreperous American has been a popular figure in Britain having been renown for pranking his rivals.

Last year, the 46-year-old sensationally gate-crashed an Anthony Joshua press conference to confront David Haye.

However, Briggs recently threw back to the time in 2014 when he literally got on the wrong side of Wladimir Klitschko.

The former world champion chased Klitschko on a boat before the Ukrainian fell into the water after losing balance on his paddle board.

Briggs’ said video went viral, reaching two million plus views on Youtube.

“I love the English because they can appreciate a nice, positive hooligan,” Briggs joked exclusively told World Boxing News.

“He lives in Hollywood, Florida and at the time I went to a little beach house, an apartment not too far away.

“This one day I got told by someone that he goes out there and paddle boards and I was like, ‘what d’ya mean, on a boat?’ And he said no, he stands on this thing for exercise, I didn’t really think much of it at the time. However – later on, he told me that he’d seen him again.

“So, I thought I’d go and mess with him and I wanted it recorded so I could put it on the internet. I went out there three weekends in a row, went out there and three times he wasn’t there. And then I went another day, I couldn’t believe it – he was there.

“All of sudden I saw someone out there and I could see him so there you go. I almost p***** my pants,” he added.

The clip was captured by FightNews.com and shows Klitschko becoming more and more irate as Briggs circles around him before eventually crashing into the water.

It wasn’t the first time either, as Briggs got involved in a food fight with Klitschko and famously threw a shoe at him whilst he trained in the gym.

After failing to secure the Klitschko fight despite his antics, Briggs has intentions of becoming world champion again and aims to unify the division.

Regardless of whether he does or not, no one can deny him the crown of being the undisputed troll of the Ukrainian former world heavyweight king.

Joe Hewlett is lead writer for World Boxing News. Follow Joe on Twitter @Hewlett95