WBO Champ Shannon Briggs to throw out first pitch in Florida

Miami, FL - April, 6 2007 -- This Saturday, April 7, 2007 the Florida Marlins square off against the Philadelphia Phillies at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. Throwing out the honorary first pitch; will be America's lone heavyweight boxing champion, Shannon "The Cannon" Briggs (48-4-1 42KO's). Fans that arrive early can get a signed picture of the WBO champ between 5:15-5:45pm. First pitch is at 6:45, game starts at 7:05. Briggs' first title defense on June 2nd against undefeated Sultan Ibragimov (20-0-1 17KO's), will now take place at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. The fight was originally scheduled to take place in Russia, but has now been moved to the states.

Article posted on 06.04.2007

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