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Shannon The Cannon Briggs is an American heavyweight boxer and actor. 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 Felix Savon. In 1992 he became the United States Amateur Champion.
He was born in December 4, 1971, in Brooklyn, New York. Briggs was raised in Brownsville, Brooklyn. He remained homeless for a period in his childhood.
Eventually he went on to live with an aunt in East New York, Brooklyn. At age 17, Briggs began training at Jimmy Farrow's Starrett City Gym.
Beginning of career
Briggs began his career in 1992 and was undefeated in his first 25 fights. He suffered his first loss when he was knocked out 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.
Following the loss, Briggs defeated George Foreman for the lineal world heavyweight championship and then challenged Lennox Lewis for the WBC heavyweight title. In their 1998 fight, Briggs had Lewis in trouble early but was knocked down three times and lost by TKO.
He later drew with Francois Botha and lost a decision to clubfighter Sedreck Fields, considered a major upset. He also was outpointed by contender Jameel McCline but defeated former WBO heavyweight champion and Olympic gold medalist Ray Mercer in 2005.
Shannon won the WBO heavyweight championship 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. Sensing urgency, 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. The official time was 2:59.
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 2 with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, Transporter 2, and The Wackness.