Shannon Briggs Says “We Might Have To Get Ready For Usyk Vs. Wilder”

Former heavyweight champ Shannon Briggs says we may have to “get ready” for a fight between Oleksandr Usyk and Deontay Wilder – for the undisputed heavyweight championship. Speaking with Sky Sports, Briggs said we can in no way afford to write off either Usyk against Anthony Joshua or Wilder in his third fight with Tyson Fury.

Briggs points to Wilder’s “freak of nature” punching power, and to Usyk’s incredible boxing skills, with Briggs calling the former undisputed cruiserweight champion a “king-sized Vasiliy Lomachenko.” Briggs feels both challengers have an excellent chance to get the win over the two respective champions.

“Don’t sleep on Wilder,” Briggs said. “Throughout the history of the boxing world, he is a freak of nature. He could crack anybody and knock them out with his power. We don’t know what he will come with in this fight.

He might shock the world. Fury might have the wrong idea. If this guy knocks out Fury, then what? It is possible. Will there be a fourth fight? Fury can’t sleep on Wilder. With those skinny legs he shouldn’t hot that hard. But he hits sickly hard. It isn’t normal to hit that hard. But he can’t fight backing up.”

It would be a huge shock if Wilder did manage to KO Fury in July in their third fight, but as Briggs says, that withering power can never be underestimated any more than it can be written off. But what are the odds of both Fury AND Joshua losing their next fights?

Alexander Usyk, Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder, Shannon Briggs, Tyson Fury - Boxing News

“The fight to get ready for is Usyk Vs. Wilder,” Briggs said. “We might have to get ready for that. Tough, tough, tough fight (for Joshua). A guy like that? Who can work like that? He is a king-sized Vasiliy Lomachenko.

As the rounds go on, he gets stronger. The best chance for AJ is to catch him early. AJ is strong early, Usyk is strong late. This is AJ’s toughest fight – equally as tough as AJ Vs. Fury. If the ring is big, he [Usyk] will be hard to catch.”

The Joshua-Usyk fight is not yet official, yet it is the most likely next fight for AJ. If Briggs is right, both Fury and Joshua have a tough fight on their hands this summer.

Alexander Usyk, Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder, Shannon Briggs, Tyson Fury - Boxing News

Again, what odds both Fury and Joshua losing? How shocked would you be if that happened? We would certainly have to say a permanent goodbye to a Fury-Joshua fight if the two suffered an upset next time out.

18 thoughts on “Shannon Briggs Says “We Might Have To Get Ready For Usyk Vs. Wilder””

  1. The gloves will be checked and wielder will box fury. Fury is slick and evasive but not enough to stand the power and quickness of wilder. He lost the last encounter due to not training for inside counter punching with a guy that is taller than him. Inside force will take away fury’s reach, . WIELDER IS THE BETTER WORRIOR, NOW HE HAS TO BE FASTER OFTEN.

  2. Remember 219 pounds 6 ‘1 ” Sonny Liston wouldn’t be able to strong-arm the division in today’s world .
    7 ft contenders is not that rare .
    Wilt Chamberlain trained by Cuss Damato beats them all , since he has passed away , Deontay Wilder is the best heavyweight champion ever living or nonliving .

  3. Floppy gloves fury cheated in the first fight, was knocked down twice and the fight was called a draw .
    Remember Ali and the title defense record
    Deontay Wilder was robbed by Jack Reese .
    In the second fight, fury had an egg weight sticking out of the left glove and no padding in his right glove .

  4. Mohamed Ali fought the best in the division at the time .
    Deontay Wilder wants to fight the best , Deontay Wilder had to sue fury to force the fight .
    Anthony Joshua and fury won’t even fight a past his prime Luis king Kong Ortiz .
    A. J. Will fight but he’s waiting for the right money offer .

  5. Anthony Joshua isn’t a cheater , he is kind of like a business man .
    Deontay Wilder was cheated by fury and then fury post fight was thanking Jesus Christ . That’s why I command fury to retire for his own health , mocking the Lord is a sure way of bringing vengeance upon one’s self .

  6. Deontay Wilder is tie with mohamed ali for most title defenses , if he would have beat fury it would have made Deontay Wilder the greatest .
    Now do you see ?

  7. UK fans that know boxing much better than I continue consistently to underestimate Deontay Wilder attempting to belittle him .

  8. Deontay Wilder wins easy con n a fair trilogy .
    Any of you UK experts disagree , there’s one way to find out . Neither a j , or fury will box Deontay Wilder without cheating . Dillian Whyte will and get knocked out early .

    • AJ cheat are you serious man.thae man is straight up if u get my meaning. Wilder has no chance of beating fury and dont say that he can cause he can punch because fury already took his best shots and still won easy in both fights.

  9. Deontay Wilder can fight backing up better than most .
    This false notion comes from the second fight when fury used loaded gloves forcing Deontay Wilder to back up with an eggweight in his left glove and no padding in his right glove .
    Mr. Briggs knows that but for some reason he kindly refrained from educating the ordinary imbecils who don’t know .
    I will educate all of you winnie’s go to Daniel Pena utube channel boricua zionist nation and see proof for your self .

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