Shannon Briggs Goes Mr. T On Twitter

Shannon Briggs put a little Mr. T in to his effort to get one more payday from boxing. In what amounted to a self promotional stunt the former journeyman boxer verbally assaulted heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko at a gym in Hollywood, FL.

Briggs capped off the maniacal tirade by throwing his shoe at the long-time Ukrainian champion. Briggs, who has been semi-retired since suffering a severe beating at the hands of Wladimir’s brother in 2010, announced his preemptive strike on Twitter – in three different tweets saying the exact same thing.

Of course, Clubber…er…Shannon Briggs had a camera crew present when he ripped off his shirt. Wladimir Klitschko went about his business during the barrage, getting his hands wrapped ahead of a training session.

Fighters will do anything for attention and here I am giving it to them. Briggs is searching for a paycheck he in no way deserves. It actually would be dangerous for him to enter a prize ring.

In his last fight against Vitali Klitschko in October of 2010, Shannon Briggs was beaten grotesque, left with multiple facial fractures and a torn left bicep.

Fans greeted Shannon Briggs harshly on Twitter, but the former heavyweight contender remained above embarrassment.

Shannon Briggs PR is working today, the forgotten heavyweight boxer is being talked about, temporarily.

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Pete Myers

Pete Myers is a father, writer and small business owner who lives in Des Moines. Pete is an advocate for veterans groups that seek to improve awareness of PTSD and reduce suicide rates among returning Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans. In his spare time he lives, breathes and eats sports.


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