Former linear and WBO Heavyweight Champion Shannon "The Cannon" Briggs (50-5-1, 44 KOs) is not only the last American-born heavyweight champion in boxing, he is the sole top-ranked heavyweight in the world carrying on a tradition as old as the sport: Like no other elite big man today, Shannon Briggs doesn't just beat his opponents... He DESTROYS them. He leaves them flat on their backs while crowds gasp in amazement at the bliinding power and brutality in his fists.
Let the Klitschkos and David Hayes outscore their foes and win 12-round decisions. Shannon Briggs enters the ring to try and punch a hole right through you.
By separating opponents from their senses with frightening displays of power, men like "Iron" Mike Tyson, George Foreman, Earnie Shavers, Sonny Liston, Rocky Marciano, Max Baer, and on and on throughout history, have electrified crowds and cranked up the intensity whenever they've laced up gloves. And as evidenced by the overflow, standing-room-only crowd at his last fight, Friday night at Capitale in New York City, punching power like Briggs possesses is what fans love to see the most in heavyweight boxing..
30 of Briggs' 44 career knockouts have come inside of one round. His last two opponents haven't lasted a minute combined. Briggs' jab is like another fighter's right hand. His right hand is like an artillery shell. He has the speed of a middleweight and all the natural God-given athleticism one man can possess.
And now, with his breathing issues completely under control, he is more focused than ever on his quest to capture the Heavyweight title for the third time.
Mostly likely because of the safe nature of their fighting styles, the Klitschkos and David Haye need big-name opposition that can help them captivate the public. The Albert Sosnowskis and Eddie Chambers of the world are beaten before the first bell rings. Shannon Briggs can KO any man on the planet with one punch and that's what fans want to see in their Heavyweight Champion.
Shannon Briggs is the most exciting heavyweight in the world; the only true destroyer still patrolling heavyweight waters.
It's time for the cannon to get another shot at the heavyweight championship!
Article posted on 27.05.2010