Shannon Briggs vs Deontay Wilder? Fighters in heated exchange (video)
On the eve of the heavyweight title fight between Wladimir Klitschko and Bryant Jennings in New York City, two loquacious prospective opponents engaged in some heated trash talk.
Fortunately, the men only argued.
"They GAVE you that belt... They GAVE you that belt," Shannon Briggs yelled to WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.
Boasting he is a two-time heavyweight champion, Briggs suggested Wilder was a fake and not worthy of champion status. Wilder, of course, not to be outdone called Briggs a pathetic has-been.
The mini melee was caught on film by former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis.
Known for his devastating punching power which has earned him 33 first round knockouts (the most number for any heavyweight belt-holder), the 43 year old Briggs is 7-0 with 6 KOs on his year-old comeback. For over a year, he has been publicly stalking lineal heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in the hopes of getting a title shot.
But perhaps Briggs is stalking the wrong fighter?
Given Shannon Briggs is a well-known, former champion who has been generating a lot of buzz lately, he may be an attractive title defense option for the up-and-coming, undefeated WBC champion.
Wilder vs Briggs anyone?