Boxer Shannon Briggs, aged 44, has gone on record saying he wants his next fight to be with David Hayes!!
The American professional boxer, who is a former lineal and WBO world heavyweight champion, wants to ‘invade’ England. Briggs, who has earned the nick name of ‘The Cannon’, has challenged former world heavyweight champion David Haye. He not only wants to fight the legendary Haye, but to defeat him as well.
Briggs, who has shown his acting skills in the movie Bad Boys II, really seems to be quite eager to fight Haye. He took to social media sites to openly challenge the English Boxer.
Briggs went on to challenge the former heavyweight world champion for a fight in the ring. He wrote that he was going to ‘invade England’ on his Twitter handle. He continued to wage war on the social networking site as he posted numerous tweets, throwing puns and satires on Haye and his home country England.
He wrote: "Breaking news. I'm going to invade England!
He further continued: "David Haye! Let's go champ! Let's go champ! Let's give the people what they want to see.
He also shared a video of him on Instagram with a caption: “I'm headed to the #UnitedKingdom to raise hell. I'm going to ask the queen for a #LETSGOCHAMP…”
"I'm headed to the #UnitedKingdom to raise hell. If anyone in England's interested in helping me find an apartment or flat I'd appreciate it. Anyone interested in being in my camp when I get there email me… I'm looking for sparring as well."
Briggs has won eight on the trot, including six first-round stoppages since losing to Vitali Klitschko in 2010. And this year, he wishes to become the reigning champion of the heavyweight world boxing by defeating the champion himself.
Haye also made his comeback last month and showed who the real champion was after defeating No. 10 Mark de Mori at The O2. Haye returned to the ring on 16 January after sustaining an injury.
After the match, the English national announced that his next fight would take place on 21st May this year at The O2 in London. The name of his opponent has not been announced yet, which might be the reason why Briggs seems so eager to be on the other side of the ring with Haye.
Haye is often considered as one of the best boxers of his generation. He is the first English boxer to reach the final of the World Amateur Boxing Championships. He is also the first British boxer to become a unified cruiserweight world champion in 2008, winning three out of the four major world titles, as well as The Ring magazine title.
Briggs has hardly been defeated before after he lost to then-WBC world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis in 1998. So, it would be quite interesting to see the American professional boxer fighting the British professional boxer and a former world champion.
Briggs has an estimated net worth of $10 million dollars.