Former world heavyweight champion and American promotional genius Shannon Briggs is in line to face Fres Oquendo for the vacant WBA Regular Heavyweight Title, since it being stripped of Lucas Browne for failing a second drugs test.
Names had been circling for a while as to who Briggs was going to end up fighting with the likes of David Haye, Luis Ortiz and Lucas Browne being in the mix but it seems now that is almost certainly going to be Fres Oquendo.
Since returning to boxing Briggs has been making tremendous noise over in the UK and time and time again has continued to promote himself without the help of others and ensured himself a spot back on the world scene. We last saw Briggs when he fought on the undercard of David Haye’s fight, knocking out Emilio Zarate in the second round.
Since settling down in the UK Briggs has said he wants to bring his world title shot here to the UK in hope to capture a world heavyweight title again, and unify over in England where the boxing scene is booming again.