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Sport Briggs volunteers to replace Jones Jr in Tyson fight in November

13:16  21 september  2020
13:16  21 september  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Shannon Briggs has volunteered to replace Roy Jones Jr and face Mike Tyson in November.

Former undisputed world heavyweight champion Tyson, 54, is preparing for his first fight since 2005 and signed to box Jones, 51, in an eight-round exhibition.

The pay-per-view spectacle was originally supposed to take place at the Dignity Health Sports Park in September but was pushed back to November 28 to attract a greater audience.

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Shannon Briggs smiling for the camera: Shannon Briggs has volunteered to replace Roy Jones Jr and face Mike Tyson in November © Provided by Daily Mail Shannon Briggs has volunteered to replace Roy Jones Jr and face Mike Tyson in November a man sitting on a counter: Tyson is preparing for his first fight since 2005 and signed to box Jones in an exhibition © Provided by Daily Mail Tyson is preparing for his first fight since 2005 and signed to box Jones in an exhibition

And while Tyson has continued to show off his incredible speed and sparring skills, Jones has admitted he may come to regret agreeing to the fight due to his inferior power and physical strength.

That has led Briggs, 48, to respond by putting his name into the hat to take his place by writing on Instagram:  'They say Champ having second thoughts.

'Tag me in Champ! I am from Brownsville too. Never ran, never will. Let's go champ.'

Former two-time world champion Briggs has not boxed in more than four years since a first-round knockout win against Argentine Emilio Zarate on a David Haye undercard.

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to fight Mike Tyson in their heavily hyped eight-round exhibition bout set for November (originally set for If the once untouchable Jones is indeed looking at stepping out of the bout, another name fighter is But if Jones does pull out the show will have to go on. Briggs is locked and loaded and ready to

Former WBO heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs is ready and willing to come in on late notice to fight Mike Tyson . 54-year-old Tyson , a former undisputed heavyweight champion, is scheduled to return to the ring on November 28th, in the main event of a pay-per-view card.

Roy Jones Jr. holding his hands up: However, Jones has since admitted he may regret the decision due to their physical mismatch © Provided by Daily Mail However, Jones has since admitted he may regret the decision due to their physical mismatch

His 68th fight was his UK debut and last year he applied for a British boxing license in a bid to fight in the UK.

Meanwhile, Jones had threatened to walk away from fighting Tyson following the two-month postponement but the American later retracted his comments and agreed terms to remain involved.

And speaking earlier this month to Sky Sports, he insisted Tyson is the overwhelming favourite for the fight.

'When it comes time to fight, we're going to fight. If it comes down to bite, we're going to bite. Whatever has to happen, is going to happen, that's just what it is,' Jones said.

Mike Tyson in a blue shirt: Tyson's fight with Jones was originally set for September but was postponed until November © Provided by Daily Mail Tyson's fight with Jones was originally set for September but was postponed until November

'He's still Mike Tyson, he's still one of the strongest, most explosive people who ever touched a boxing ring. If anything, I made a mistake going in with him. He's the bigger guy, he's the explosive guy.

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The rematch will take place on November 21, and Whyte is in bullish mood as he plots his revenge. BRIGG TALKER. Briggs says 'tag me in champ' as he volunteers to replace Jones in Tyson Roy Jones Jr admits 'mistake' taking Tyson fight and fears 'explosive' power. "Now we watch it back

'He's going to have all the first-round fireworks, not me. I do have first-round fireworks, but he's known for more first-round fireworks than anybody to ever touch boxing, other than maybe George Foreman.

'With him having the first-round fireworks, he'll be against a guy smaller than him, maybe 40-50 pounds smaller than him. But who knows?'

Tyson has not fought professionally for 15 years, when he lost out to Kevin McBride in his final bout.

Jones, meanwhile, has only been inactive since 2018, when he won via unanimous decision against Scott Sigmon.

Shannon Briggs wearing a costume: Briggs has not boxed in more than four years since a knockout win on a David Haye undercard © Provided by Daily Mail Briggs has not boxed in more than four years since a knockout win on a David Haye undercard Read more

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