Briggs Feels He Can Win World Title
Even though he is nearing 50 years old, Shannon Briggs is hoping that he will be the comeback opponent for Tyson fury.
Briggs last fought when he was 44 years old, when he notched an easy knockout victory over Emilio Ezequiel Zarate in May 2016.
Closely creeping up on two years of inactivity, Briggs is not planning to retire any time soon.
“I’m looking forward to a huge 2018. I think the time off helped me. At 46-years old I’m in the best shape of my career. I’m going to become the oldest fighter to win the heavyweight championship, and the only man to win a title in three different decades,” Briggs told Double G. Sports.
“Nothing really has changed besides the competition getting younger. They aren’t as tough as the guys from my era however. I’ve been around forever, and I’m still having fun. I’m just trying to show that being over 40-years old isn’t a death sentence for athletes. Through several points, I’ve suffered with depression, and I was fortunate enough to surround myself with good people to keep the fight going both in and out of the ring. Being positive is the way to go!”
Briggs, 46, is looking to fight for a few more years, with Fury being his target at the moment. His team is trying to get that fight done
Fury has been out of the ring since November 2015, when he shocked boxing by winning a twelve round decision over Wladimir Klitschko.
“I believe I have another two to three years left in me. I’m fortunate to have boxing as a means to keep me going. Right now we are talking with Tyson Fury about a fight. It’s a good thing I don’t like him, it’s a better fight when that’s the case. As of now, the fight would be taking place in either Manchester or London.
“After the Fury fight: They are going to have to give me a title fight, simply because I’m one of the most recognizable heavyweights in the world thanks to social media. Once I prove everyone wrong with a win, they are going to have no choice.”