Shannon Briggs grew up on the tough streets of Brooklyn. As an adult, he became a professional boxer where he amassed a professional record of 51-6-1(45 KOs). Briggs is best known for his devastating power and 30 of his 45 knockouts have come in the first round. He is most well known for winning a close decision of George Foreman to claim the Linear Heavyweight Title. After Briggs beat George Foreman he then lost to Lennox Lewis for the WBC heavyweight title. In their 1998 fight, Briggs had Lewis in trouble early but lost by TKO in the fifth round.Shannon won the WBO heavyweight title when he knocked out Sergei Liakhovich in the last round of a November 4, 2006, matchup.In his first title defense Shannon Briggs was to face Sultan Ibragimov on March 10, 2007; this Sunday april 21st one and only is going to get back into the ring. shannon"the cannon" briggs is scheduled to fight vs Alexander Dimitrenko, at the The O2 Arena, London, England. Briggs goes into the contest with a career record of 59 wins,6 losses, 1 draw, 1 no contest. he also holds the record for most first round knockouts at 36. he has also started in a couple of movies, bad boys II, transporter 2, the wackness. he also has a very successful website, letsgochamp.com. briggs is a very succesfull and decorated man and for that reason we wish him good luck on his next fight and we will celebrate when he comes back with a victory, lets go champ!!