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In a professional boxing career spanning 23 years and nine months, Shannon Briggs fought 68 times with 60 wins, 6 losses, and 1 draw.
Briggs retired from professional boxing with a record of 60-6-1, which included one heavyweight world-title win. He had a 79.1% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 53 of his total 68 fights being knockout wins, one of which was in a title fight. Briggs suffered two knockout losses in his career, one of which was against Lennox Lewis in a heavyweight title fight.
His last fight was a 1st round KO victory over Emilio Zarate on May 21, 2016.
Some of Briggs' best fights and notable victories include wins over Hall-of-Famer George Foreman, Ray Mercer, Siarhei Liakhovich, Rob Calloway, Michael Marrone, Rafael Pedro, and Dominique Alexander.
|68||May 21, 2016||44||Emilio Zarate||Win||KO1|
|67||Sep 5, 2015||43||Michael Marrone||Win||KO2|
|66||Mar 27, 2015||43||Zoltan Petranyi||Win||KO1|
|65||Nov 1, 2014||42||Richard Carmack||Win||KO1|
|64||Aug 23, 2014||42||Cory Phelps||Win||TKO1|
|63||Jun 28, 2014||42||Raphael Zumbano Love||Win||UD|
|62||May 17, 2014||42||Matthew Greer||Win||TKO1|
|61||Apr 19, 2014||42||Francisco Mireles||Win||KO1|
|60||Apr 11, 2014||42||Maurenzo Smith||Win||KO1|
|59||Oct 16, 2010||38||Vitali Klitschko||Loss *||UD|
|58||May 28, 2010||38||Rob Calloway||Win||TKO1|
|57||May 21, 2010||38||Dominique Alexander||Win||TKO1|
|56||Apr 13, 2010||38||Rafael Pedro||Win||KO1|
|55||Dec 3, 2009||37||Marcus McGee||NC||KO1|
|54||Jun 2, 2007||35||Sultan Ibragimov||Loss *||UD|
|53||Nov 4, 2006||34||Siarhei Liakhovich||Win *||TKO12|
|52||May 24, 2006||34||Chris Koval||Win||RTD3|
|51||Mar 18, 2006||34||Dicky Ryan||Win||KO4|
|50||Dec 10, 2005||34||Luciano Zolyone||Win||KO1|
|49||Nov 26, 2005||33||Brian Scott||Win||KO1|
|48||Aug 26, 2005||33||Ray Mercer||Win||KO7|
|47||Jun 10, 2005||33||Abraham Okine||Win||TKO3|
|46||Mar 3, 2005||33||Demetrice King||Win||TKO2|
|45||Mar 6, 2004||32||Jeff Pegues||Win||TKO1|
|44||Aug 28, 2003||31||Wade Lewis||Win||TKO3|
|43||Jul 19, 2003||31||John Sargent||Win||TKO1|
|42||Mar 27, 2003||31||Marvin Hill||Win||TKO1|
|41||Apr 27, 2002||30||Jameel McCline||Loss||UD|
|40||Dec 1, 2001||29||Reynaldo Minus||Win||KO1|
|39||Oct 19, 2001||29||Jason Waller||Win||TKO1|
|38||Apr 7, 2001||29||Russell Chasteen||Win||KO1|
|37||Nov 2, 2000||28||Eric Curry||Win||KO1|
|36||Apr 27, 2000||28||Sedreck Fields||Loss||MD|
|35||Feb 24, 2000||28||Warren Williams||Win||TKO3|
|34||Aug 7, 1999||27||Francois Botha||Draw||MD|
|33||Dec 8, 1998||27||Marcus Rhode||Win||TKO1|
|32||Mar 28, 1998||26||Lennox Lewis||Loss *||TKO5|
|31||Nov 22, 1997||25||George Foreman||Win||MD|
|30||Jun 24, 1997||25||Jorge Valdes||Win||RTD9|
|29||Apr 15, 1997||25||Melton Bowen||Win||TKO1|
|28||Feb 21, 1997||25||Eric French||Win||TKO2|
|27||Sep 25, 1996||24||Tim Ray||Win||KO1|
|26||Mar 15, 1996||24||Darroll Wilson||Loss||TKO3|
|25||Dec 15, 1995||24||Calvin Jones||Win||TKO1|
|24||Sep 22, 1995||23||Sherman Griffin||Win||TKO1|
|23||Aug 25, 1995||23||Will Hinton||Win||TKO1|
|22||Mar 24, 1995||23||Marion Wilson||Win||PTS|
|21||Jan 13, 1995||23||Craig Payne||Win||UD|
|20||Oct 21, 1994||22||Mike Faulkner||Win||KO2|
|19||Aug 26, 1994||22||Mark Young||Win||TKO8|
|18||Aug 4, 1994||22||Exum Speight||Win||TKO1|
|17||Mar 12, 1994||22||Jimmy Ellis||Win||TKO1|
|16||Feb 20, 1994||22||Mike Faulkner||Win||KO6|
|15||Dec 9, 1993||22||Danny Wofford||Win||UD|
|14||Nov 10, 1993||21||Tim Noble||Win||TKO3|
|13||Jul 10, 1993||21||Danny Blake||Win||PTS|
|12||May 22, 1993||21||Bruce Johnson||Win||TKO1|
|11||Mar 25, 1993||21||Ron Gullette||Win||TKO1|
|10||Dec 9, 1992||21||Robert Pagan Perez||Win||KO1|
|9||Dec 4, 1992||21||Rocky Bentley||Win||PTS|
|8||Nov 21, 1992||20||Rick Honeycutt||Win||TKO1|
|7||Nov 13, 1992||20||Tony Simpson||Win||TKO1|
|6||Oct 29, 1992||20||Donnie Penelton||Win||KO1|
|5||Oct 9, 1992||20||Juan Quintana||Win||TKO3|
|4||Sep 19, 1992||20||Greg Santos||Win||KO1|
|3||Aug 28, 1992||20||Ed Carlson||Win||KO1|
|2||Aug 6, 1992||20||Cedric Sims||Win||KO1|
|1||Jul 24, 1992||20||John Basil Jackson||Win||KO1|
* World-title fight
Shannon Briggs (The Cannon) is a 52-year old retired American professional boxer. He was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S. on December 4, 1971. He is a former heavyweight world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 23 years — from 1992 to 2016.
Briggs made his professional boxing debut against John Basil Jackson at the age of 20 on July 24, 1992, defeating Jackson via 1st round KO. He went on to win 24 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 19 wins via stoppage.
He had his first world title fight at the age of 26 on March 28, 1998 after 31 professional fights, against Lennox Lewis for the WBC title. He lost to Lewis via 5th round TKO.
Briggs has won one world title at heavyweight. For all the details about Briggs' world title wins and defenses refer to "Shannon Briggs World Titles".
Briggs had a total of six losses in his professional boxing career.
His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Emilio Zarate on May 21, 2016. Briggs won the fight via 1st round KO. It's been 7 years, 6 months, and 18 days since this fight.
For a very detailed list Briggs' fights refer to "All of Shannon Briggs' fights".
Briggs fought a total of 68 times during his professional career, which includes 4 world-title fights at the heavyweight division. These four fights are the highlight of his career.
November 22, 1997: Shannon Briggs puts on the first remarkable performance of his career, defeating George Foreman via 12th round majority decision.
March 28, 1998: In his first world-title fight, Shannon Briggs loses to Lennox Lewis via 5th round TKO. He was fighting for the WBC heavyweight title.
August 26, 2005: Shannon Briggs beats Ray Mercer via 7th round KO.
November 4, 2006: Briggs wins the WBO heavyweight title from Siarhei Liakhovich, by beating Liakhovich via 12th round TKO.
Briggs was a heavyweight world champion. He has held one world title at heavyweight, which was a lineal championship win.
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