Shannon Briggs in talks with Mike Tyson over charity boxing fight but fears he could end up with broken ribs

SHANNON BRIGGS claims he is in talks for a charity fight against boxing legend Mike Tyson.

Iron Mike has been teasing a sensational boxing return for weeks now, uploading clips of him looking ferocious in sparring.

It was believed a trilogy fight against old foe Evander Holyfield could be in the offing, with The Real Deal also saying he was lacing the gloves back up.

But Briggs, who has not officially retired from the sport despite not having a fight since 2016, thinks a deal with Tyson is close.

And the 48-year-old heavyweight is already anticipating he could end up injured from the fight.

Speaking on Sirius XM Briggs said: “The money is there, the money is almost there, I can’t say much more, I’ll leave it at that.

“This is for charity, this is exhibition, I want people to understand.

“We all know it’s an exhibition and then we will see what’s left in the tank.

“It’s for charity, it will be fun, but this is Mike Tyson we are talking about.

“He naturally hits hard, so he might hit me and he might break my rib.

“We have to be fully prepared.”


Briggs has previously floated the wacky idea of him and Tyson TEAMING up to take on the Klitschko brothers, or one of them alongside David Haye.

In a video he shared on Insta, ‘The Cannon’ said: “I talked to Mike [Tyson], we’re talking about it, if we can bring it into fruition then it’s a go.

“We’re better all put in as a tag team, Mike Tyson and Shannon Briggs verses the Klitschko brothers, or David Haye, let him replace his brother.

“Tag team literally, you could tag them in like (you see in) wrestling.”

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