Wladimir Klitschko will reportedly come out of retirement to combat Shannon Briggs.
That is based on ‘The Cannon’ himself, who claims that he has accepted a combat with Klitschko, the previous unified heavyweight champion of the world.
Klitschko, 45, is without doubt one of the most completed boxers of his period, profitable the world heavyweight championship on two events. He was as soon as thought of to be the most effective pound-for-pound fighters on the planet, boasting a powerful skilled report of 64-5 (53).
Nonetheless, the 45-year-old Ukrainian hasn’t fought since April 2017, when he suffered an Eleventh-round TKO loss by the hands of Anthony Joshua. In a back-and-forth wrestle, Joshua lastly defeated Klitschko, halting him within the penultimate spherical.
He hasn’t gained a combat since April 2015, and since then he has misplaced to each Joshua and Tyson Fury. Klitschko was closely out-pointed by The Gypsy King in a surprising upset in 2015.
However chatting with Sky Sports, Briggs mentioned he has agreed to tackle former undisputed heavyweight champion Klitschko in some unspecified time in the future later this 12 months.
“Destiny has it as it’s, simply as we speak I accepted to combat Wladimir Klitschko in his comeback combat,” Briggs mentioned to Sky’s Toe2Toe podcast.
“You’re the primary individual to realize it, my spouse don’t even know this, she’s outdoors, she don’t even know this.
“You guys are the primary individuals to know this, I swear to God, on my mom’s grave.
“No-one is aware of this, you’re the primary individuals to know this.”
Briggs (60-6-1, 1 NC) was overwhelmed by Klitschko’s older brother Vitali after they fought in 2010, with the Ukrainian handing the American his sixth skilled defeat whereas defending the WBC heavyweight title for the fifth consecutive time.
The 49-year-old former world champion, who previously said he would beat the younger Klitschko in a clash of the titans, added: “They simply known as me as we speak, I wanna say an hour in the past, two hours in the past, and mentioned, ‘Hey, you wanna combat Wladimir Klitschko?’
“I mentioned, ‘Yeah.’
“I haven’t even informed anyone but, I’ve been on the cellphone with my different companies.
“They didn’t must ask me twice. As quickly as they known as me and requested, ‘Would you wish to combat Klitschko?’ I mentioned, ‘Let’s go, champ!'”
Klitschko’s representatives didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.