Do you want to see a David Haye-Shannon Briggs fight? Former champ Briggs thinks you do, and he is ready to come to the UK to give you what you want!
In a video Briggs posted today – as picked up by a number of boxing web sites, also Sky Sports – the long-time annoyer of now ex-champ Wladimir Klitschko shifted his amusing or annoying (depending on your own view) “Let’s go Champ” taunt towards Haye. Briggs, a veteran who, despite still appearing to be in superb physical shape, was last a serious contender in the mid 2000s, says he will come to London to get it on with Haye at The O2 on May 21st, the next set date for Haye’s ongoing return.
“David Haye! Let’s go champ. Let’s go champ. Let’s give the people what they want to see,” said Briggs, smiling as he bellowed. “I’m headed to the United Kingdom to raise hell. If anyone in England’s interested in helping me find an apartment or flat I’d appreciate it. Anyone interested in being in my camp when I get there e-mail me – I’m looking for sparring as well.”
So, has Briggs got the fight on May 21st, with Haye yet to officially announce a match-up that we all know would definitely sell (Even Haye’s first step on the comeback road, against a game but woefully overmatched Mar de Mori shifted over 14,000 tickets!), or is Briggs merely blowing smoke, once again trying to bag himself what most critics feel would amount to nothing more than a payday for the man who once battled Lennox Lewis and George Foreman?
Haye has announced on his Twitter page how tickets are now on sale for his fight in May, but he has yet to reveal the man who will share the ring with him that night (at time of writing this article). Will it be Briggs? Will it be Malik Scott? Will it be Andrey Fedosov? Or will it be someone else entirely?
One thing is sure, Haye Vs. Briggs, if it happens, will be interesting. Briggs will talk and talk to further hype the fight and when he enters the ring, Briggs will surely go for it early on, unloading whatever bombs he has left to fire at age 44. And in terms of interest, it would be fascinating to see what would happen if one of “The Cannon’s” shells made contact with Haye’s 35-year-old chin.
This one has “fun fight” written all over it. But will Haye take the bate, if he hasn’t already?