Let’s Go Champ! Shannon Briggs vs. Lucas Browne for the WBA title
Shannon Briggs vs. Lucas Browne
44-year-old American heavyweight Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs (60-6-1, 53 KOs) will take on Australian Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne (24-0, 21 KOs) for the WBA “regular” heavyweight title before the end of 2016.
Briggs, who has faced the likes of George Foreman, Lennox Lewis, and Vitali Klitschko in his long career, has been chasing a title shot for years now (his last chance was against Klitschko in 2010 for the WBC title, which he lost by unanimous decision); the 37-year-old Browne held the WBA “regular” title after beating Ruslan Chagaev earlier this year, but was stripped due to a failed drug test.
This should be a fairly good, fan-friendly heavyweight fight. Neither fighter is going to run, so be sure tune in to this championship bout. The undefeated Browne is my pick, as Shannon Briggs has not faced anybody near his level in a long time.
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