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Shannon Briggs boxer

Shannon Briggs image
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 4″/193cm
Reach 80″/203cm
Debut 1992-07-24
Born 1971-12-04
Nationality USA
Residence Brooklyn, New York, USA
bouts
68
won
60
lost
6
draw
1
bouts
68
won
60
lost
6
draw
1
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 4″/193cm
Reach 80″/203cm
Debut 1992-07-24
Born 1971-12-04
Nationality USA
Residence Brooklyn, New York, USA

Shannon Briggs (born December 4, 1971) is an American professional boxer. A veteran of the sport since 1992, he has held a world heavyweight championship twice, including the lineal title from 1997 to 1998, and the WBO title from 2006 to 2007. Briggs is particularly known for his formidable punching power, possessing an 88.3% knockout-to-win ratio, with 37 knockout wins in the first round.Born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, Briggs was homeless for a period in his childhood. In 1983, when Briggs was 12, he saw Mike Tyson in Bristol Park, Brooklyn, New York. Briggs' friends called out, "Here comes Mike." Briggs said he was too scared to run and that seeing Tyson that day "changed his life." At age 17, Briggs began training at Jimmy O'Pharrow's Starrett City Boxing Club in Brooklyn, NY. He was diagnosed with asthma as a child.citation needed Briggs' mother died in Brownsville due to a heroin overdose on December 4, 1996, Briggs' 25th birthday.

Shannon Briggs (born December 4, 1971) is an American professional boxer. A veteran of the sport since 1992, he has held a world heavyweight championship twice, including the lineal title from 1997 to 1998, and the WBO title from 2006 to 2007. Briggs is particularly known for his formidable punching power, possessing an 88.3% knockout-to-win ratio, with 37 knockout wins in the first round.Born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, Briggs was homeless for a period in his childhood. In 1983, when Briggs was 12, he saw Mike Tyson in Bristol Park, Brooklyn, New York. Briggs' friends called out, "Here comes Mike." Briggs said he was too scared to run and that seeing Tyson that day "changed his life." At age 17, Briggs began training at Jimmy O'Pharrow's Starrett City Boxing Club in Brooklyn, NY. He was diagnosed with asthma as a child.citation needed Briggs' mother died in Brownsville due to a heroin overdose on December 4, 1996, Briggs' 25th birthday.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
May 21, 2016 Emilio Ezequiel Zarate LLLLWW O2 Arena, Greenwich WIN
KO
Sept. 5, 2015 Michael Marrone WLLWLW Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood WIN
KO
March 27, 2015 Zoltan Petranyi WWWWWL Hotel Sortis, Panama City WIN
KO
Nov. 1, 2014 Richard Carmack WLLLLL Isle of Capri Casino, Lula WIN
KO
Aug. 23, 2014 Cory Phelps WLLWWW Ring of Dreams Boxing Gym, Winston-Salem NABA Heavyweight

interim World Boxing Council Latino Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 28, 2014 Raphael Zumbano LWLWLW Remington Park, Oklahoma City vacant NABA Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
May 17, 2014 Matthew Greer WLLLWL Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, Chester WIN
Technical knockout
April 19, 2014 Francisco Mireles WLWWLW Black Bear Casino, Carlton WIN
KO
April 11, 2014 Maurenzo Smith LLLWDL DoubleTree Westshore Hotel, Tampa WIN
KO
Oct. 16, 2010 Vitali Klitschko WWWWWW O2 World Arena, Altona LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 28, 2010 Rob Calloway WDLLWL Scope Arena, Norfolk WIN
Technical knockout
May 21, 2010 Dominique Alexander LLWLWL Capitale, New York WIN
Technical knockout
April 13, 2010 Rafael Pedro LLWLLL Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood vacant World Boxing Council Latino Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Dec. 3, 2009 Marcus McGee LWLWWL Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom, New York
NC
June 2, 2007 Sultan Ibragimov WWWWDW Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City World Boxing Organisation World Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 4, 2006 Siarhei Liakhovich WWWWWW Chase Field, Phoenix World Boxing Organisation World Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 24, 2006 Chris Koval WWLWWW Hammerstein Ballroom, New York NABA Heavyweight

vacant USBA Heavyweight

World Boxing Organisation NABO Heavyweight

WIN
Corner retirement
March 18, 2006 Dicky Ryan WWWLW Convention Center, Fort Smith vacant NABA Heavyweight

vacant World Boxing Organisation NABO Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Dec. 10, 2005 Luciano Zolyone WWWWWW Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan vacant World Boxing Council FECARBOX Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Nov. 26, 2005 Brian Scott LWWLW Convention Center, Fort Smith WIN
KO
Aug. 26, 2005 Ray Mercer WLWWWW Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood WIN
KO
June 10, 2005 Abraham Okine WWWWWW Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona WIN
Technical knockout
March 3, 2005 Demetrice King WLWWLW Madison Square Garden Theater, New York WIN
Technical knockout
March 6, 2004 Jeff Pegues WLLLLL Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 28, 2003 Wade Lewis LLWLLL The Plex, North Charleston WIN
Technical knockout
July 19, 2003 John Sargent WWLWWW War Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale vacant International Boxing Union (1996) World Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 27, 2003 Marvin Hill WWLWWW War Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale WIN
Technical knockout
April 27, 2002 Jameel McCline WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Unanimous decision
Dec. 1, 2001 Reynaldo Minus WLLWLL Jacob Javits Center, New York WIN
KO
Oct. 19, 2001 Jason Waller WWWLWL Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
April 7, 2001 Russell Chasteen WWLWWL Coeur d'Alene Casino, Worley WIN
KO
Nov. 2, 2000 Eric Curry LWLLL Coeur d'Alene Casino, Worley WIN
KO
April 27, 2000 Sedreck Fields WWLWLL Hammerstein Ballroom, New York LOSS
Majority decision
Feb. 24, 2000 Warren Williams WWWLWW Hammerstein Ballroom, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 7, 1999 Frans Botha LWWWWL Taj Majal Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City DRAW
Majority decision
Dec. 8, 1998 Marcus Rhode LWLL Roseland Ballroom, New York WIN
Technical knockout
March 28, 1998 Lennox Lewis WWWWWW Boardwalk Convention Center, Atlantic City World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Nov. 22, 1997 George Foreman WLWWWW Taj Majal Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Majority decision
June 24, 1997 Jorge Valdes WWLWWL Argosy Festival Atrium, Baton Rouge WIN
Corner retirement
April 15, 1997 Melton Bowen WWWWWW South Mountain Arena, West Orange WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 21, 1997 Eric French WLLLLL Mahi Temple Shrine Auditorium, Miami WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 25, 1996 Tim Ray WLLWWD Robert Treat Hotel, Newark WIN
KO
March 15, 1996 Darroll Wilson WWWWDW Convention Center, Atlantic City LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 15, 1995 Calvin Jones LLWLLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 22, 1995 Sherman Griffin WWLLW Central Maine Civic Center, Lewiston WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 25, 1995 Will Hinton LWWDLW Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
March 24, 1995 Marion Wilson WDLLLL South Mountain Arena, West Orange WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 13, 1995 Craig Payne LLLLWL Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 21, 1994 Mike Faulkner WLLLLL Palm Springs Riviera Resort, Palm Springs WIN
KO
Aug. 26, 1994 Mark Young LLLLLL Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 4, 1994 Exum Speight LLLWLL Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket WIN
Technical knockout
March 12, 1994 Jimmy Ellis WWWLWL MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 20, 1994 Mike Faulkner LLWLLW Biloxi Belle Casino, Biloxi WIN
KO
Dec. 9, 1993 Danny Wofford LLWLLL Paramount Theatre, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 10, 1993 Tim Noble WWLLLW Harrah’s Resort , Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
July 10, 1993 Danny Blake LLLLLL Fernwood Resort, Bushkill WIN
Points
May 22, 1993 Bruce Johnson WLLLLW RFK Stadium, Washington WIN
Technical knockout
March 25, 1993 Ron Gullette LWWLW Harrah's Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 9, 1992 Robert Pagan Perez LL Newark WIN
KO
Dec. 4, 1992 Ken Bentley LLLLLL Fernwood Resort, Bushkill WIN
Points
Nov. 21, 1992 Rick Honeycutt WLWLDL Jai Alai Fronton, Miami WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 13, 1992 Tony Simpson L Wonderland Ballroom, Revere WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 29, 1992 Donnie Penelton WLLLLL Prom Expo Center, Saint Paul WIN
KO
Oct. 9, 1992 Juan Quintana LDLLLW Tiverton WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 19, 1992 Greg Santos L Troy WIN
KO
Aug. 28, 1992 Ed Carlson LLL Lexington WIN
KO
Aug. 6, 1992 Cedric Sims L Virginia Beach WIN
KO
July 24, 1992 John Basil Jackson LLLLL Friar Tuck Inn, Catskill WIN
KO