Sultan Ibragimov Notes And Quotes

sultan ibragimov30.05.07 - Sultan Ibragimov worked out at the Atlantic City PAL gym today in preparation for his fight on Saturday against World Heavyweight Champion Shannon Briggs. Here is what Sultan had to say following his workout, during which he hit trainer Jeff Mayweather with a right jab to the chin while hitting the mitts…

“Liakhovich was scared when he fought Briggs. When I get in the ring on Saturday night, it will be to fight. Briggs talks too much and I don’t like that. If people ask me questions, I will answer them. I don’t like to talk about other people, like Briggs. But I like to talk about fighting. Briggs, he likes to listen to himself and he can’t help himself, but he won’t have much to talk about after the fight..

Once we get in the ring, I will try anything to win the fight. If I have to knock him out to do it - that is fine. I will try to knock him out if I have the chance, or I will take the decision. I am I great shape and prepared for a good fight.”

Head trainer Roger Mayweather…

“That was a good shot Sultan hit me with. Luckily he didn’t hit me with his best shot, and I slipped it. Briggs won’t be slipping it on Saturday night.”

“Shannon Briggs? He is quite a character, but his level of insecurity is so high. I trained Shannon at one time, but we never had a chance to bond and I never had a chance to teach him. He could never pick out one trainer until the last minute, so he never had a real plan for a fight.”

“I came into this camp for two reasons. I needed to get Sultan locked in on “D” and to teach him head movement. Power and speed he already had, but he is a small heavyweight and for that he needs to have a different mindset than ‘I’ll knock you out or you’ll knock me out.”

This match-up between two of the premier heavyweights in the world and fierce rivals, Shannon Briggs and Sultan Ibragimov, will finally take place when they square off for Briggs’ WBO Heavyweight Championship on Saturday, June 2nd at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Briggs vs. Ibragimov, a 12 round WBO Heavyweight Championship bout, that is presented by Seminole Warriors Boxing and Golden Boy Promotions in association with Caesars Atlantic City, Golden Grain, Nafta Moskva, CSI Sports, Global Advertising Strategies and Main Events.

Tickets are priced at $300, $200, $150, $100 and $50, and can be purchased at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-736-1420 or by visiting

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Article posted on 30.05.2007

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