Briggs in 2016
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Reach||80 in (203 cm)|
|Born||December 4, 1971|
Brooklyn, New York City,
New York, U.S.
|Wins by KO||53|
Shannon Briggs (born December 4, 1971) is an American professional boxer. A twenty-year veteran of the sport, he is twice a former world heavyweight champion, having held the lineal title from 1997 to 1998, and the WBO title from 2006 to 2007.
Born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, Briggs was homeless for a period in his childhood. In 1983, when Briggs was 12, he saw Mike Tyson in Bristol Park, Brooklyn, New York. Briggs' friends called out, "Here comes Mike." Briggs said he was too scared to run and that seeing Tyson that day "changed his life."  At age 17, Briggs began training at Jimmy O'Pharrow's Starrett City Boxing Club in Brooklyn, NY. He was diagnosed with asthma as a child. Briggs' mother died in Brownsville due to a heroin overdose on December 4, 1996, Briggs' 25th birthday.
Briggs became New York City Golden Gloves champion, New York State Champion, National P.A.L. Champion and finished second place as a Heavyweight at the Pan American Games in 1991, losing the final to Félix Savón. In 1992 he became the United States Amateur Champion.
Briggs began his career in 1992 and was undefeated in his first 25 fights, and was trained by Teddy Atlas. He suffered his first loss when he was knocked out in three rounds by undefeated Darroll Wilson in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in 1996. The fight was broadcast on HBO and was a showcase of young heavyweight fighters.
Briggs fought against lineal champion George Foreman on November 22, 1997 at the Trump Taj Majal Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Coming into the fight, Briggs sported a 29–1 record with 24 of his wins coming by way of knockout; collectively, he fought a total of 86 rounds. However, despite his record, his one loss had been a third-round knockout against Darroll "Doin' Damage" Wilson on HBO the previous year which halted his momentum and hurt his status as one of the premier up-and-coming heavyweights. However, realizing that a win over Foreman would get him back into contention, Briggs vowed to be ready for the fight stating that he was "confident that I can go in and fight for 12 rounds and win a decision."
After capturing the WBA and IBF titles from Michael Moorer late in 1994, George Foreman forfeited both titles but retained the lineal championship and successfully defended that crown (as well as the lowly regarded WBU heavyweight title) against then-undefeated prospects Crawford Grimsley and Lou Savarese. Following his win over Savarese, Foreman fought Briggs.
The fight was controversial as Briggs ultimately picked up the victory by way of majority decision. Through the course of the fight, Foreman landed more punches and had a higher percentage of his punches land than Briggs. Foreman landed 284 of his 488 punches for a 58% success rate while Briggs landed 45% of his punches, going 223 for 494. Foreman made $5 million, whilst Briggs received a $400,000 purse.
Foreman spent much of the fight as the aggressor while Briggs spent a lot of the fight retreating. In the later rounds Foreman's power punches seemed to take a toll on the younger Briggs, as he began slowing down and all but abandoned his tactic of moving away from Foreman and was hit from some heavy shots as a result. In the 12th and final round, Foreman tried hard for a knockout victory and was able to break Briggs' nose but was unable to score a knockdown. As a result, the result went to the judge's scorecards.
One judge scored the fight a draw at 114–114, while the other two had the fight scored 116–112 and 117–113 in favor of Briggs, giving him both the majority decision win and the lineal heavyweight title.
After Lennox Lewis successfully defended his WBC title in a dominating first-round knockout victory over Andrew Golota, he agreed to defend his title against the winner between Briggs-Foreman in the elimination bout organized by the WBC to determine who would become Lewis' next opponent. Though Foreman's promoters protested the result and Lewis instead turned his attention to a potential unification match with Evander Holyfield, Lewis ultimately agreed to defend his WBC championship against lineal champion Briggs in a fight billed as "March Badness".
In the fifth round, Lewis knocked Briggs down for the third time with a powerful right hook at 1:09 into the round. Briggs laid flat on his back for five seconds but got back up at the count of eight and continued with the fight. After Briggs collapsed to the mat following a missed left hook, referee Frank Cappuccino stopped the fight and awarded Lewis the victory by technical knockout. Lewis earned $4 million compared to Briggs $1 million.
After the loss to Lennox Lewis, Briggs spent seven years fighting against low ranked opponents. He scored 17 wins, all by way of knockout, 2 losses, 1 by majority and 1 by unanimous decision and a majority draw versus Frans Botha in 1998. Notable wins were against Ray Mercer, Brian Scott, Luciano Zolyone, Dicky Ryan and Chris Koval.
Briggs won the WBO heavyweight title when he knocked out Sergei Liakhovich in the last round of a November 4, 2006, matchup. After a lackluster 11 rounds which left the Arizona crowd restless, Briggs was losing on all three judges' scorecards 106–103, 106–103, and 105–104. Briggs pressed the fight in the 12th round and knocked Liakhovich down. Briggs subsequently trapped him on the ropes and continued his assault, knocking Liakhovich out of the ring. Liakhovich landed on a ringside table, and the referee stopped the bout. If the referee had allowed the fight to continue after the second knockdown and Liakhovich had come back into the ring within 20 seconds, it would have resulted in a draw. The official time was 2:59.
In his first title defense Shannon Briggs was to face Sultan Ibragimov on March 10, 2007; however, Briggs pulled out of the fight because he was diagnosed with "aspiration pneumonia." The fight was rescheduled fifty days later in Atlantic City on June 2, 2007, with Briggs losing in a unanimous decision 117–111, 119–109, and 115–113. After winning the first round, Briggs slowed down and did not have the aggressiveness, accuracy or stamina to compete with Ibragimov. At 273 pounds, Briggs was as heavy as he had been in his career. Briggs entered having won 12 consecutive fights prior to this and announced his retirement immediately following the bout.
Briggs returned in 2009 and scored his twenty-ninth first-round knockout against Marcus McGee. After the bout, Briggs tested positive for a banned substance, and was suspended. The result of the bout was changed to 'No Contest'. Briggs manager Ivalyo Gotzev, stated Briggs was on medication to control his asthma. "He's not a steroid user or a drug user. We're consulting with his physicians and seeing how to make the proper adjustments to make sure this doesn't happen again." The New York State Athletic Commission suspended Briggs for 90 days. Briggs fought three times in 2010 before fighting Vitali Klitschko. He knocked out Rafael Pedro, Dominique Alexander and Rob Calloway all inside the first round of their respective fights.
On October 16, 2010 Briggs fought for the WBC heavyweight title against Vitali Klitschko in the O2 World at Hamburg, the fight billed as 'Thunderstorm'. During the fight Briggs took a severe beating and after the fight, went down in his quarters. Briggs lost a clear unanimous decision 120–107, 120–107, and 120–105. Brought to a hospital, Briggs was initially treated in intensive care and found to have suffered a left orbital fracture, a broken nose, and a torn left biceps.
After a gap of more than three years, Briggs fought six bouts in 2014 and a further two in 2015. He won all eight, seven by knockout, earning the NABA Heavyweight title in the process.
Briggs fought in Panama against Zoltan Petranyi, knocking him out in round 1. Following the fight, former cruiserweight world champion Guillermo Jones came into the ring to confront Briggs, demanding he fight him next. At this time, Briggs was chasing a fight with then unified and lineal world champion Wladimir Klitschko and told Jones, he would fight him after he fought Klitschko. Neither fight took place in the future. Briggs gained some notoriety over a video he released of himself harassing Klitschko at sea, as the latter was paddleboarding.
In March 2016, Briggs confronted David Haye at his press conference for the announcement of his fight against little-known Arnold Gjergjaj at the O2 Arena on May 21, 2016. Haye did not agree to fight Briggs immediately but instead offered him the chance to fight on his undercard, promising that he would fight him next if he was victorious. Briggs agreed to this arrangement.
On May 3, 2016, it was announced that Briggs would fight 6’7-inch former European heavyweight champion, Alexander Dimitrenko (38-2, 27 KOs). His opponent was changed a few days before the fight to Jakov Gospic (17-14, 12 KOs) and then to Emilio Ezequiel Zarate (20-16-3, 11 KOs). Briggs stopped Zarate in the first round of a scheduled 10 round bout with devastating body shots. The fight was stopped at 2:22 of the round. The win for Briggs had meant he could be fighting David Haye next. The card, which was shown live on free-to-air Dave was watched by over 1 million viewers.
Despite winning on the undercard, a fight between Briggs and Haye didn't materialize. Brigg's continued to call out Haye, asking him to honor his end of the agreement. Briggs also chased Haye down in Brooklyn when both were in attendance for the Frampton vs. Santa Cruz fight. In October, Haye spoke out about the fight not taking place due to the fact that Briggs wanted the fight to be on ppv, “Because the fight can’t happen on pay-per-view ... I like people thinking I’m running from him and ducking him because when I do get in the ring with him, which I really think I will do, I think it will make it a bigger fight. But at the moment the fight can’t happen because he will only fight me if the fight is on pay-per-view. I would fight him on [UK terrestrial channel] DAVE, but he doesn't want to do that.”
On November 2, 2016, the WBA ordered Briggs to fight Australian heavyweight Lucas Browne for the WBA regular title. The title became vacant after Browne defeated Ruslan Chagaev in March 2016 but was later stripped after he tested positive for drugs. The fight was ordered to take place before the end of 2016. The WBA and Browne came to a legal settlement which said he would fight for a world title next. Browne was due to fight Fres Oquendo, who hadn't fought since 2014, however that fight could not be made due to Oquendo recovering from an injury. The WBA ordered the winner of this bout to fight Oquendo in a mandatory defense within 120 days.
On November 22, VADA informed the WBC that Browne had failed a second drug test in the space of six months. After being tested positive for banned substance clenbuterol ahead of his March fight with Ruslan Chagaev, Browne this time tested positive for ostarine, a stamina-increasing substance.
On December 26, 2016 Alexander Ustinov's manager Vladimir Hryunov announced that he would be fighting for the WBA 'Regular' title on February 25, 2017 against either Briggs or Fres Oquendo. Oquendo’s trainer Nate Jones later confirmed a fight with Briggs was in the works. On January 4, 2017 the WBA ordered for a deal to be reached between Briggs and Oquendo within 30 days or they would force a purse bid. Briggs told Sky Sports he wanted the fight to take place in the UK, after his increasing fan base, mostly due to Briggs spending a lot of time there pursuing a fight with David Haye.
A deal wasn't reached by February 2 and the WBA ordered a purse bid to take place on February 13, 2017. Although some promoters were interested in the fight, there was issues being raised around the minimum bid of $1 million, being too high. A bid of $400,000 was made by The Heavyweight Factory representative Henry Rivalta, on behalf of Briggs however not being valid due to not meeting the minimum requirement. The WBA ordered another purse bid to take place on February 23.
On February 23, Square Ring Promotions and Hitz Entertainment Corporation announced that a deal had been reached for the Briggs vs. Oquendo fight. CEO of Square Ring Promotions John Wirt told World Boxing News, “We are really excited that we were able to reach an agreement with Kris Lawrence and Henry Rivalta of The Heavyweight Factory.” On March 16, Briggs announced via his Social Media accounts, the fight would take place June 3, 2017 at the Hard Rock Hollywood in Florida. The fight was being billed as "Backyard Brawl".
On May 21, 2017, it was reported that Briggs had failed a drug test. He tested positive for 'dramatically increased levels of testosterone'. It was revealed that Briggs' collected sample had almost 8 times the regular amount of testosterone for a man of his age and weight It was said that the fight would be called off, although no official decision was made. The sample was taken on May 14 and tested on May 16. It was also said that the fight was likely to be postponed after Briggs promoters failed to secure TV rights for the fight. A day later, Hitz Boxing and The Heavyweight Factory announced the fight was officially off and they would not reschedule a new date.
Briggs competed briefly for the K-1 kickboxing promotion in 2004. In his lone kickboxing match, he knocked out Tom Erikson, a mixed martial artist with a background in collegiate wrestling, just over a minute into round one at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2004 in Saitama in Saitama, Japan on March 27, 2004.
|Professional record summary|
|68 fights||60 wins||6 losses|
|69||N/A||N/A||TBA||N/A||– (10)||15 Jun 2019||Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, US|
|68||Win||60–6–1 (1)||Emilio Zarate||KO||1 (10), 2:20||May 21, 2016||The O2 Arena, London, England|
|67||Win||59–6–1 (1)||Michael Marrone||KO||2 (10), 2:52||Sep 5, 2015||Hard Rock Live, Hollywood, Florida, U.S.|
|66||Win||58–6–1 (1)||Zoltan Petranyi||KO||1 (10), 1:52||Mar 27, 2015||Sortis Hotel Spa & Casino, Panama City, Panama|
|65||Win||57–6–1 (1)||Richard Carmack||KO||1 (10), 2:59||Nov 1, 2014||Isle of Capri Casino, Lula, Mississippi, U.S.|
|64||Win||56–6–1 (1)||Cory Phelps||TKO||1 (10), 1:18||Aug 23, 2014||Ring of Dreams Boxing Gym, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S.||Retained WBA–NABA heavyweight title;|
Won WBC Latino interim heavyweight title
|63||Win||55–6–1 (1)||Raphael Zumbano Love||UD||12||Jun 28, 2014||Remington Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.||Won vacant WBA–NABA heavyweight title|
|62||Win||54–6–1 (1)||Matthew Greer||TKO||1 (10), 0:27||May 17, 2014||Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, New Cumberland, West Virginia, U.S.|
|61||Win||53–6–1 (1)||Francisco Mireles||KO||1 (10), 0:27||Apr 19, 2014||Black Bear Casino Resort, Carlton, Minnesota, U.S.|
|60||Win||52–6–1 (1)||Maurenzo Smith||KO||1 (10), 2:59||Apr 11, 2014||DoubleTree, Tampa, Florida, U.S.|
|59||Loss||51–6–1 (1)||Vitali Klitschko||UD||12||Oct 16, 2010||O2 World, Hamburg, Germany||For WBC heavyweight title|
|58||Win||51–5–1 (1)||Rob Calloway||TKO||1 (10), 1:38||May 28, 2010||Scope, Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.|
|57||Win||50–5–1 (1)||Dominique Alexander||TKO||1 (10), 0:20||May 21, 2010||Capitale, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|56||Win||49–5–1 (1)||Rafael Pedro||KO||1 (10), 0:28||Apr 13, 2010||Hard Rock Live, Hollywood, Florida, U.S.||Won vacant WBC Latino heavyweight title|
|55||NC||48–5–1 (1)||Marcus McGee||KO||1 (8), 2:01||Dec 3, 2009||Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom, New York City, New York, U.S.||Originally a KO win for Briggs, later ruled an NC after he failed a drug test|
|54||Loss||48–5–1||Sultan Ibragimov||UD||12||Jun 2, 2007||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.||Lost WBO heavyweight title|
|53||Win||48–4–1||Siarhei Liakhovich||TKO||12 (12), 2:59||Nov 4, 2006||Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.||Won WBO heavyweight title|
|52||Win||47–4–1||Chris Koval||RTD||3 (12), 3:00||May 24, 2006||Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, New York, U.S.||Retained WBA–NABA and WBO–NABO heavyweight titles;|
Won vacant USBA heavyweight title
|51||Win||46–4–1||Dicky Ryan||KO||4 (12), 2:37||Mar 18, 2006||Convention Center, Fort Smith, Arkansas, U.S.||Won vacant WBA–NABA and WBO–NABO heavyweight titles|
|50||Win||45–4–1||Luciano Zolyone||KO||1 (12), 0:11||Dec 10, 2005||Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan, Puerto Rico||Won vacant WBC FECARBOX heavyweight title|
|49||Win||44–4–1||Brian Scott||KO||1 (10), 1:10||Nov 26, 2005||Convention Center, Fort Smith, Arkansas, U.S.|
|48||Win||43–4–1||Ray Mercer||KO||7 (10), 0:41||Aug 26, 2005||Hard Rock Live, Hollywood, Florida, U.S.|
|47||Win||42–4–1||Abraham Okine||TKO||3 (10), 0:54||Jun 10, 2005||Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, New York, U.S.|
|46||Win||41–4–1||Demetrice King||TKO||2 (6), 1:49||Mar 3, 2005||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|45||Win||40–4–1||Jeff Pegues||TKO||1 (10), 0:35||Mar 6, 2004||Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, New York, U.S.|
|44||Win||39–4–1||Wade Lewis||TKO||3 (8)||Aug 28, 2003||The Plex, North Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.|
|43||Win||38–4–1||John Sargent||TKO||1 (12), 0:17||Jul 19, 2003||War Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.||Won vacant IBU heavyweight title|
|42||Win||37–4–1||Marvin Hill||TKO||1 (10), 0:33||Mar 27, 2003||War Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.|
|41||Loss||36–4–1||Jameel McCline||UD||10||Apr 27, 2002||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|40||Win||36–3–1||Reynaldo Minus||KO||1 (8), 2:21||Dec 1, 2001||Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|39||Win||35–3–1||Jason Waller||TKO||1 (10), 0:37||Oct 19, 2001||The Orleans, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|38||Win||34–3–1||Russell Chasteen||KO||1 (10), 2:55||Apr 7, 2001||Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel, Worley, Idaho, U.S.|
|37||Win||33–3–1||Eric Curry||KO||1 (10), 2:34||Nov 2, 2000||Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel, Worley, Idaho, U.S.|
|36||Loss||32–3–1||Sedreck Fields||MD||8||Apr 27, 2000||Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|35||Win||32–2–1||Warren Williams||TKO||3 (10), 2:22||Feb 24, 2000||Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|34||Draw||31–2–1||Francois Botha||MD||10||Aug 7, 1999||Etess Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|33||Win||31–2||Marcus Rhode||TKO||1 (10), 2:55||Dec 8, 1998||Roseland Ballroom, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|32||Loss||30–2||Lennox Lewis||TKO||5 (12), 1:45||Mar 28, 1998||Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.||Lost lineal heavyweight title;|
For WBC heavyweight title
|31||Win||30–1||George Foreman||MD||12||Nov 22, 1997||Etess Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.||Won lineal heavyweight title|
|30||Win||29–1||Jorge Valdes||RTD||9 (10), 3:00||Jun 24, 1997||Argosy Festival Atrium, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.|
|29||Win||28–1||Melton Bowen||TKO||1 (10), 0:26||Apr 15, 1997||South Mountain Arena, West Orange, New Jersey, U.S.|
|28||Win||27–1||Eric French||TKO||2 (8), 2:23||Feb 21, 1997||Mahi Temple Shrine Auditorium, Miami, Florida, U.S.|
|27||Win||26–1||Tim Ray||KO||1 (10)||Sep 25, 1996||Robert Treat Hotel, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.|
|26||Loss||25–1||Darroll Wilson||TKO||3 (10), 2:17||Mar 15, 1996||Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|25||Win||25–0||Calvin Jones||TKO||1 (10), 0:54||Dec 15, 1995||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|24||Win||24–0||Sherman Griffin||TKO||1 (10), 1:17||Sep 22, 1995||Civic Center, Lewiston, Maine, U.S.|
|23||Win||23–0||Will Hinton||TKO||1 (8), 1:50||Aug 25, 1995||Bally's, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|22||Win||22–0||Marion Wilson||PTS||8||Mar 24, 1995||South Mountain Arena, West Orange, New Jersey, U.S.|
|21||Win||21–0||Craig Payne||UD||8||Jan 13, 1995||Bally's, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|20||Win||20–0||Mike Faulkner||KO||2||Oct 21, 1994||Palm Springs, California, U.S.|
|19||Win||19–0||Mark Young||TKO||8 (8), 2:06||Aug 26, 1994||Bally's, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|18||Win||18–0||Exum Speight||TKO||1||Aug 4, 1994||Foxwoods Resort Casino, Ledyard, Connecticut, U.S.|
|17||Win||17–0||Jimmy Ellis||TKO||1 (8), 0:35||Mar 12, 1994||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|16||Win||16–0||Mike Faulkner||KO||6 (6), 1:46||Feb 20, 1994||Belle Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.|
|15||Win||15–0||Danny Wofford||UD||6||Dec 9, 1993||Paramount Theatre, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|14||Win||14–0||Tim Noble||TKO||3 (6), 1:04||Nov 10, 1993||Broadway By the Bay Theater, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|13||Win||13–0||Danny Blake||PTS||6||Jul 10, 1993||Fernwood Resort, Bushkill, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|12||Win||12–0||Bruce Johnson||TKO||1 (6), 1:36||May 22, 1993||Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C., U.S.|
|11||Win||11–0||Ron Gullette||TKO||1 (6), 1:52||Mar 25, 1993||Broadway By the Bay Theater, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|10||Win||10–0||Robert Pagan Perez||KO||1||Dec 9, 1992||Newark, New Jersey, U.S.|
|9||Win||9–0||Rocky Bentley||PTS||4||Dec 4, 1992||Fernwood Resort, Bushkill, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|8||Win||8–0||Rick Honeycutt||TKO||1||Nov 21, 1992||Miami, Florida, U.S.|
|7||Win||7–0||Tony Simpson||TKO||1||Nov 13, 1992||Revere, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|6||Win||6–0||Donnie Penelton||KO||1||Oct 29, 1992||Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.|
|5||Win||5–0||Juan Quintana||TKO||3, 1:13||Oct 9, 1992||Tiverton, Rhode Island, U.S.|
|4||Win||4–0||Greg Santos||KO||1||Sep 19, 1992||Troy, New York, U.S.|
|3||Win||3–0||Ed Carlson||KO||1 (4)||Aug 28, 1992||Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.|
|2||Win||2–0||Cedric Sims||KO||1 (4)||Aug 6, 1992||Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S.|
|1||Win||1–0||John Basil Jackson||KO||1 (4), 1:28||Jul 24, 1992||Catskill, New York, U.S.||Professional debut|
1 win (1 KOs), 0 losses, 0 draws
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes
|2003||Bad Boys II||Haitian Gang Member|
|2007||Three Days to Vegas||Security Guard|
|2008||The Wackness||Bodyguard #1|
|1993||Naked Sport||Himself||Documentary, EP Welcome to the Sewer|
|1995||New York Undercover||Ralphie||EP Knock You Out|
|2003||Trina: The Making of a Diamond Princess||Himself||Documentary|
|2006||Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith||Himself||Guest on Talk Show|
Briggs is also an actor. He made his television acting debut on New York Undercover in 1995 and has since appeared in feature films Bad Boys II, with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, Transporter 2, and The Wackness.
Briggs also made an appearance on the Fugees' breakthrough album, The Score. He appears in the music video for rapper Thirstin Howl III's song "Surrounded By Criminals" (from his 2011 album Natural Born Skiller).
Shannon Briggs was summoned to US Federal Court District South Carolina on June 7, 2012, according to court documents Kali Bowyer, Briggs' ex-publicist, was awarded over $420,000.00 plus interest for her services.
|Amateur boxing titles|
| U.S. heavyweight champion
|Regional boxing titles|
Title last held byTimur Ibragimov
| WBC FECARBOX
December 10, 2005 – March 2006
Title next held byCalvin Brock
Title last held bySamuel Peter
| WBA–NABA heavyweight champion
March 18, 2006 – September 2006
Title next held byJean-François Bergeron
Title last held byWladimir Klitschko
| WBO–NABO heavyweight champion
March 18, 2006 – July 2006
Title next held byJameel McCline
Title last held bySamuel Peter
| USBA heavyweight champion
May 24, 2006 – November 2006
Title next held byEvander Holyfield
Title last held byGonzalo Basile
| WBC Latino heavyweight champion
April 13, 2010 – May 2010
Title next held byGonzalo Basile
Title last held byAntonio Tarver
| WBA–NABA heavyweight champion
June 28, 2014 – November 2014
Title next held byJarrell Miller
Title last held byGonzalo Omar Basile
| WBC Latino heavyweight champion
August 23, 2014 – November 2014
Title next held byRaphael Zumbano Love
|Minor world boxing titles|
Title last held byAdnan Serin
| IBU heavyweight champion
July 19, 2003 – August 2003
Title next held byRobert Hawkins
|Major world boxing titles|
| Lineal heavyweight champion
November 22, 1997 – March 28, 1998
| WBO heavyweight champion
November 4, 2006 – June 2, 2007