Shannon Briggs

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Shannon Briggs
Born(1971-12-04) December 4, 1971 (age 42)
Brooklyn, New York
Other namesThe Cannon
NationalityAmerican
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight120 kg (260 lb; 19 st)
DivisionHeavyweight
Reach80 in (200 cm)
StyleBoxing
StanceOrthodox
Fighting out ofBrooklyn, New York
TrainerTeddy Atlas
Chuck McGregor
Yoel Judah
Years active1992-Present
Professional boxing record
Total61
Wins53
By knockout47
Losses6
By knockout2
Draws1
No contests1
Kickboxing record
Total1
Wins1
By knockout1
Losses0
Draws0
Amateur career
Total38
Wins35
Losses3
Draws0
 
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Shannon Briggs
Born(1971-12-04) December 4, 1971 (age 42)
Brooklyn, New York
Other namesThe Cannon
NationalityAmerican
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight120 kg (260 lb; 19 st)
DivisionHeavyweight
Reach80 in (200 cm)
StyleBoxing
StanceOrthodox
Fighting out ofBrooklyn, New York
TrainerTeddy Atlas
Chuck McGregor
Yoel Judah
Years active1992-Present
Professional boxing record
Total61
Wins53
By knockout47
Losses6
By knockout2
Draws1
No contests1
Kickboxing record
Total1
Wins1
By knockout1
Losses0
Draws0
Amateur career
Total38
Wins35
Losses3
Draws0
Shannon Briggs
Medal record
Competitor for  United States
Men's Boxing
Pan American Games
SilverHavana 1991Heavyweight

Shannon Briggs (born December 4, 1971) is an American boxer who competes in the heavyweight division. Briggs turned professional in 1992 as a heavyweight. He fought for over twenty years, and fought some of the best fighters in the world. Briggs is known for being a hard puncher and he also holds a world record of 32 KO wins inside round one. He holds notable victories over George Foreman, Ray Mercer, Siarhei Liakhovich and Rob Calloway.

Early life[edit]

Born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, Briggs was homeless for a period in his childhood. At age 17, Briggs began training at Jimmy O'Pharrow's Starrett City Boxing Club in Brooklyn, NY.

Amateur career[edit]

Briggs became New York City Golden Gloves champion, New York State Champion, National P.A.L. Champion and finished second place as a Heavyweight at the Panamerican Games in 1991, losing the final to Félix Savón. In 1992 he became the United States Amateur Champion.

Professional career[edit]

Briggs began his career in 1992 and was undefeated in his first 25 fights. He suffered his first loss when he was knocked out in three rounds by undefeated Darroll Wilson in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in 1996. The fight was broadcast on HBO and was a showcase of young heavyweight fighters.

Following this loss, Briggs beat George Foreman for the Lineal heavyweight title; he then lost to Lennox Lewis for the WBC heavyweight title. In their 1998 fight, Briggs had Lewis in trouble early but lost by TKO in the fifth round.

Briggs competed briefly for the K-1 kickboxing promotion in 2004. In his lone kickboxing match, he knocked out Tom Erikson, a mixed martial artist with a background in collegiate wrestling, just over a minute into round one at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2004 in Saitama in Saitama, Japan on March 27, 2004.

Shannon won the WBO heavyweight title when he knocked out Sergei Liakhovich in the last round of a November 4, 2006, matchup. After a lackluster 11 rounds which left the Arizona crowd restless, Briggs was losing on all three judges' scorecards. Sensing urgency, Briggs pressed the fight in the 12th round and knocked Liakhovich down. Briggs subsequently trapped him on the ropes and continued his assault, knocking Liakhovich out of the ring. Liakhovich landed on a ringside table, and the referee stopped the bout. The official time was 2:59.[1]

In his first title defense Shannon Briggs was to face Sultan Ibragimov on March 10, 2007; however, Briggs pulled out of the fight because he was diagnosed with "aspirational pneumonia." The fight was rescheduled fifty days later in Atlantic City on June 2, 2007, with a sluggish Briggs losing in a unanimous decision.

On October 16, 2010 Briggs fought in a WBC title challenge against Vitali Klitschko in the O2 World at Hamburg. His entrance music for the fight was performed by DJ Structure the Spin Dr.[1][2] During the fight Briggs took a severe beating and, after the fight, went down in his quarters. Brought to a hospital Briggs was initially treated in intensive care and found to have suffered a left orbital fracture, a broken nose, and a torn left biceps.[3] In addition, he had another facial fracture above the right eye and a burst ear drum.

Briggs was promoted by Don King Productions and is self managed.

Outside the ring[edit]

Briggs is also an actor. He made his television acting debut on New York Undercover in 1995 and has since appeared in feature films Bad Boys II, with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, Transporter 2, and The Wackness.

Briggs also made an appearance on the Fugees' breakthrough album, The Score. He appears in the music video for rapper Thirstin Howl III's song "Surrounded By Criminals" (from his 2011 album Natural Born Skiller).

Shannon Briggs was summoned to US Federal Court District South Carolina on June 7, 2012, according to court documents Kali Bowyer, Briggs' ex-publicist was awarded over $420,000.00 plus interest for her services.[4]

Championships and awards[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Boxing record[edit]

53 Wins (47 knockouts), 6 Losses, 1 Draw, 1 No Contest [2]
ResultRecordOpponentTypeRoundDateLocationNotes
Win53-6-1
1 NC
Mexico Francisco MirelesKO1 (10)19/04/2014United States Black Bear Casino, Carlton, Minnesota
Win52-6-1
1 NC
United States Maurenzo SmithKO1 (10)11/04/2014United States Double Tree Westshore Hotel, Tampa, Florida
Loss51-6-1
1 NC
Ukraine Vitali KlitschkoUD1216/10/2010Germany O2 World Hamburg, Altona, HamburgFor WBC heavyweight title.
Win51-5-1
1 NC
United States Rob CallowayTKO1 (10)28/05/2010United States Norfolk Scope, Norfolk, Virginia
Win50-5-1
1 NC
United States Dominique AlexanderTKO1 (10)21/05/2010United States Capitale, New York
Win49-5-1
1 NC
Cuba Rafael PedroKO1 (10)13/04/2010United States Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Hollywood, FloridaWon vacant WBC Latino heavyweight title.
NC48-5-1
1 NC
United States Marcus McGeeNC1 (8)03/12/2009United States Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom, New YorkResult changed to a no contest after Briggs tested positive for a banned substance.[5]
Loss48-5-1Russia Sultan IbragimovUD1202/06/2007United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic CityLost WBO heavyweight title.
Win48-4-1Belarus Siarhei LiakhovichTKO12 (12)04/11/2006United States Chase Field, PhoenixWon WBO heavyweight title. Briggs won the fight with one second left. Liakohvich down twice in round 12.
Win47-4-1United States Chris KovalRTD12 (12)24/05/2006United States Hammerstein Ballroom, New YorkRetained NABO & NABA heavyweight titles. Won vacant USBA heavyweight title.
Win46-4-1United States Dicky RyanKO4 (12)18/03/2006United States Fort Smith, ArkansasWon vacant NABA & NABO heavyweight titles.
Win45-4-1Brazil Luciano ZolyoneKO1 (12)10/12/2005Puerto Rico Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan, Puerto RicoWon vacant WBC FECARBOX heavyweight title.
Win44-4-1United States Brian ScottKO1 (10)26/11/2005United States Fort Smith, Arkansas
Win43-4-1United States Ray MercerKO7 (10)26/08/2005United States Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Hollywood, Florida
Win42-4-1Ghana Abraham OkineTKO3 (10)10/06/2005United States Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, New York
Win41-4-1United States Demetrice KingTKO2 (6)03/03/2005United States Madison Square Garden, New York
Win40-4-1United States Jeff PeguesTKO1 (10)06/03/2004United States Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, New York
Win39-4-1United States Wade LewisTKO3 (8)28/08/2003United States The Plex, North Charleston, South Carolina
Win38-4-1United States John SargentTKO1 (12)19/07/2003United States War Memorial Auditorium, Fort LauderdaleWon vacant IBU heavyweight title.
Win37-4-1United States Marvin HillTKO1 (10)27/03/2003United States War Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale
Loss36-4-1United States Jameel McClineUD1027/04/2002United States Madison Square Garden, New YorkBriggs down in 6th.
Win36-3-1The Bahamas Reynaldo MinusKO1 (8)01/12/2001United States Jacob Javits Center, New York
Win35-3-1United States Jason WallerTKO1 (10)19/10/2001United States The Orleans Hotel and Casino, Las VegasWaller down twice.
Win34-3-1United States Russell ChasteenKO1 (10)07/04/2001United States Coeur D'Alene Casino, Worley, Idaho
Win33-3-1United States Eric CurryKO1 (10)02/11/2000United States Coeur D'Alene Casino, Worley, Idaho
Loss32-3-1United States Sedreck FieldsMD827/04/2000United States Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City
Win32-2-1United States Waren WilliamsTKO3 (10)24/02/2000United States Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City
Draw31-2-1South Africa Francois BothaMD1007/08/1999United States Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic CityBotha down in round 8.
Win31–2United States Marcus RhodeTKO1 (10)08/12/1998United States Roseland Ballroom, New York City
Loss30–2United Kingdom Lennox LewisTKO5 (12)28/03/1998United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic CityLost Lineal heavyweight title. For WBC heavyweight title. Briggs down 3 times.
Win30–1United States George ForemanMD1222/11/1997United States Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic CityWon Lineal heavyweight title. Foreman's last fight.
Win29–1Spain Jorge ValdesTKO10 (10)24/06/1997United States Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Win28–1United States Melton BowenTKO1 (10)15/04/1997United States West Orange, New JerseyBowen knocked down twice. Referee stops the fight without starting the count.
Win27–1United States Eric FrenchTKO2 (8)21/02/1997United States Mahi Temple Shrine Auditorium, Miami
Win26–1United States Tim RayKO1 (10)25/09/1996United States Robert Treat Hotel, Newark
Loss25–1United States Darroll WilsonTKO3 (10)15/03/1996United States Atlantic City Convention CenterBriggs down once in the 3rd round.
Win25–0United States Calvin JonesTKO1 (10)15/12/1995United States Madison Square Garden, New York City
Win24–0United States Sherman GriffinTKO1 (10)22/09/1995United States Lewiston, Maine
Win23–0United States Will HintonTKO1 (8)25/08/1995United States Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City
Win22–0United States Marion WilsonPTS824/03/1995United States Richard J. Codey Arena, West Orange, New Jersey
Win21–0United States Craig PayneUD813/01/1995United States Bally's Atlantic City, West Orange
Win20–0United States Mike FaulknerKO2 (?)21/10/1994United States Palm Springs, California
Win19–0United States Mark YoungTKO8 (?)26/08/1994United States Bally's Park Place Hotel Casino, West Orange, New Jersey, United States
Win18–0United States Exum SpeightTKO1 (?)04/08/1994United States Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States
Win17–0United States Jimmy EllisTKO1 (?)12/03/1994United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win16–0United States Mike FaulknerKO6 (?)20/02/1994United States Biloxi Belle Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
Win15–0United States Danny WoffordUD609/12/1993United States Paramount Theatre, New York, New York, United States
Win14–0United States Tim NobleTKO3 (?)10/11/1993United States Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win13–0United States Danny BlakePTS610/07/1993United States Fernwood Resort, Bushkill, Pennsylvania, United States
Win12–0United States Bruce JohnsonTKO1 (6)22/05/1993United States RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C., United States
Win11–0United States Ron GulletteTKO1 (6)25/03/1993United States Harrah's Casino Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win10–0United States Robert Pagan PerezKO1 (?)09/12/1992United States Newark, New Jersey, United States
Win9–0United States Rocky BentleyPTS404/12/1992United States Fernwood Resort, Bushkill, Pennsylvania, United States
Win8–0United States Rick HoneycuttTKO1 (?)21/11/1992United States Miami, Florida, United States
Win7–0Tony SimpsonTKO1 (?)13/11/1992United States Revere, Massachusetts, United States
Win6–0United States Donnie PeneltonKO1 (?)29/10/1992United States Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Win5–0United States Juan QuintanaTKO3 (?)09/10/1992United States Tiverton, Rhode Island, United States
Win4–0Greg SantosKO1 (?)19/09/1992United States Troy, New York, United States
Win3–0Ed CarlsonKO1 (?)28/08/1992United States Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Win2–0United States Cedric SimsKO1 (?)06/08/1992United States Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
Win1–0United States John Basil JacksonKO1 (4)24/07/1992United States Catskill, New York, United StatesPro debut for Briggs.

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing record

Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw/No contest       Notes

Filmography[edit]

Film Credits[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2003Bad Boys IIHaitian Gang
2005Transporter 2Max
2007Three Days to VegasSecurity Guard
2008The WacknessBodyguard #1

Television Appearances[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1993Naked SportHimselfDocumentary, EP Welcome to the Sewer
1995New York UndercoverRalphieEP Knock You Out
2003Trina: The Making of a Diamond PrincessHimselfDocumentary
2006Quite Frankly with Stephen A. SmithHimselfGuest on Talk Show

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References[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Sergei Liakhovich
WBO Heavyweight Champion
4 November 2006 – 2 Jun 2007
Succeeded by
Sultan Ibragimov
Preceded by
John Bray
United States Amateur Heavyweight Champion
1992
Succeeded by
Derrell Dixon
Preceded by
George Foreman
Lineal Champion
November 22, 1997 - March 28, 1998
Succeeded by
Lennox Lewis