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Shannon Briggs is an American heavyweight boxer and actor, whose career peaked by controversially outpointing George Foreman for the linear heavyweight championship but was decelerated by a loss to Lennox Lewis in 1998.

On November 4, 2006, Briggs was once again recognized as a heavyweight champion, becoming the WBO Heavyweight Champion by beating Sergei Liakhovich by TKO in the twelfth and final round.

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Shannon Briggs began his professional career in 1992 and was undefeated in his first 25 fights. His potential greatness would come to a halt in a shocking TKO loss to undefeated Darroll Wilson in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in 1996. The fight was broadcast on HBO and was a showcase of young heavyweight fighters. Shannon Briggs was the most highly-touted prospect on the card, with a distinct look, heavy hands, and hailing from the same New York environment as former champions Mike Tyson and Riddick Bowe. Following the loss, Shannon Briggs defeated George Foreman for the lineal heavyweight championship and then challenged Lennox Lewis for the WBC heavyweight title. In their 1998 fight, Shannon Briggs had Lewis in trouble early but was knocked down three times and lost by TKO.

Shannon Briggs won the WBO Heavyweight Championship title when he knocked out Sergei Liakhovich in the last round of a November 4, 2006, matchup. After an extremely lackluster 11 rounds which left the Arizona crowd restless, Shannon Briggs was losing on all three judges' scorecards. Sensing urgency, he pressed the fight in the 12th round and knocked Liakhovich down and then the exhausted Shannon Briggs subsequently trapped him on the ropes and continued his assault and Liakhovich was knocked out of the ring. Liakhovich landed on a ringside table, and the referee stopped the bout after it was clear that Liakhovich should not continue, the official time was 2:59. Had the referee allowed the fight to finish, Liakhovich would have kept his title with a draw.