Shannon Briggs Returns To The Ring April 13th Against Rafael Pedro

Charismatic Brooklyn bomber Shannon Briggs will make his return to the ring Friday April 13th against Rafael Pedro in a 10-round main event from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The 38-year old American heavyweight contender Briggs, 48-5-1, 42 KO’s, is coming off a dominating 1st round KO over journeyman Marcus McGee.. Briggs’s opponent Rafael “The Cuban Giant“ Pedro, 20-8-1, 14 KO’s, is a capable skyscraping 6’7” heavyweight that has only been stopped once, and should provide a good litmus test for the deadly punching Briggs. Shannon has been hard at work training out of Kris Lawrence’s Heavyweight Factory and from his slimmed down physique he looks poised for another run at the heavyweight title. Tickets are on sale now for the April 13th show that will feature a strong undercard littered with promising young prospects from boxing’s glamorous heavyweight division.

Shannon Briggs was inactive for 30 months before smashing McGee in his last bout but he has shown the resiliency to bounce back from low points in his career before. Briggs revived his career in 2003 by reeling off 12 straight wins after most boxing scribes had written him off. With improved footwork and counterpunching skills Briggs reclaimed the heavyweight title in 2007 with a dramatic 12th round KO over Sergey Lyakhovich for the W.B.O strap. In his first title defense Briggs was on the losing end of a 12-round decision to Sultan Ibragimov in a fight where he was severely depleted due to a case of pneumonia shortly before the bout. Like a true warrior Briggs showed up to the job but he clearly wasn’t himself against Sultan. The 6’4” 270 Lb. Briggs at 100% health is a dangerous fighter with the power to remove any heavyweight in the world from their senses. April 13th will be Shannon’s chance to show why “The Cannon” is still a force to be reckoned with in the heavyweight division.

Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster at by phone at 800-745-3000 tickets can be purchased at The Hard Rock Hotel Box Office in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Ticket prices are as follows:

General Admission: $30
Lower Deck Seating: $55
Ringside: $105
Back row V.I.P Table: $2750
Front Row V.I.P: $5500

Article posted on 31.03.2010

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