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Shannon Briggs returns Friday

Heavyweight Shannon Briggs (51-6-1, 45 KOs) is scheduled to make his return to the ring on Friday night at the Doubletree Hotel in Tampa, Florida. This will be Briggs’ first ring action since his fight against Vitali Klitschko in October 2010. The last American to hold a portion of the heavyweight title, Briggs is facing TBA. Also featured on the Alessi Promotions card is jr middleweight Manny Woods (11-3-1, 4 KOs). Tickets are $25-$75. Call 813-348-0128.

By the way, a YouTube video of the recent gym altercation between Briggs and heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko recently surpassed the 500,000 mark on views, indicating there is still significant interest in Shannon Briggs.

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