Former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs has shown his desperation to return to the ring with his latest video. The heavyweight has pleaded for a fight against Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield and questioned why they don’t want to fight him as he returned to sparring.
This comes because of Mike Tyson saying he wanted to continue fighting after his return against Roy Jones Jr. Briggs jumped at the opportunity and began training for a potential return. He has since called Tyson multiple times; however, he has now shown how desperate he is.
Mr. ‘Let’s Go Champ’ posted a series of videos on his Instagram over the last two weeks. In one video, he displayed his frustration at training and said, “I suck at this. I don’t know why Mike Tyson won’t fight me. I suck at this sh*t. Look at me. Look at me, I suck at this sh*t man. Why Mike don’t fight me? Why he won’t fight me?”
The ‘Cannon’ then jokingly accused Tyson and Holyfield of hating on him and avoiding him. He said, “They hatin’ on me. I don’t know why they won’t give me a shot.” He then rounded off his frustration saying, “Come on y’all, give me a shot.”
Tyson reiterated his desire to continue fighting in a recent video. He said it would be part of the Legends Only League and even claimed they were looking at Dubai as the location. However, in that video, ‘Iron Mike’ suggested Evander Holyfield would be his opponent.
This will be bad news for Briggs. Holyfield is 58-years-old and Tyson is 54. How much longer they can go on at this age is anyone’s guess. However, if they were to fight, it would be a cracking fight.
As his nickname ‘Cannon’ suggests, Briggs was a big-punching heavyweight. Mike Tyson was one of the hardest punchers ever seen in boxing. Even though their power may not be at the level, it was in their hey-day, it would be a fantastic prospect.
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