Briggs’ Ban Ending, Wants Title Shot
Heavyweight Shannon Briggs appears to be ready for a return to the ring after serving a suspension from the WBA.
After failing a drug test, testing positive for an extremely high amount of testosterone in his body, an early June WBA ‘regular’ heavyweight title fight with Fres Oquendo was canceled with just a couple of weeks to go. In July, the WBA suspended the former two-time champion for six months due to the failed test.
This past year was a tough year for me. It’s been a long road, with many twists and turns, but I battled through it and feel good about the future. The Champ is back and ready to go!
Briggs has battled anxiety and depression thanks to the injuries and damage suffered throughout his career. Briggs is also starting a business athletes manage their pain, anxiety, and depression by providing alternate treatments.
In addition to being excited about getting in the ring, I am also proud to launch my new business which will help athletes who suffer from the same type of pain issues that I do.
Briggs intends to get back into the title picture right away. If he does end up winning gold, the 46-year-old will become the oldest heavyweight champion in boxing history. The current record is held by George Foreman, who won the WBA and IBF titles back in 1994 at the age of 45 with a knockout win over Michael Moorer.