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He's been inactive as of late and he hasn't won a fight since late 2006, but former world champion Shannon Briggs isn't being quiet. In an interview with Setanta Sports, Briggs told of his desire to go up against cruiserweight star David Haye, once "The Hayemaker" makes his move up north to the big guys' weight class..

"I'm looking forward to fighting soon, hopefully in September, "Briggs began. "I know Klitschko won't fight me, that's not going to happen. He's afraid of me. But David Haye, I mean if he's serious about being a heavyweight - I can't see it, I've seen him in person and he's a little guy. But if he goes for it, why not. Hopefully he'll [Haye] be a big draw in England where I can come over there and fight him - actually, I might be moving over to [live in] England," the 36 year old added.

Haye may be a "little guy" compared to the huge Briggs, but there wouldn't be too many fans out there willing to put their money on Briggs should a fight with the frighteningly powerful Haye come off. With his speed and accuracy, along with his desire, Haye would likely have Briggs gassed and holding on after a few rounds. But that's just this writer's opinion. Briggs continued speaking of his desire to box a British heavyweight though.

"There's a lot of great fighters in England," Briggs claimed. "Danny Williams is a great fighter and even Matt Skelton is a very good fighter. I was over there two months ago, and I'm looking forward to going back to England," the former champ concluded.

It's interesting the praise Briggs gives Williams. A great fighter? Again, it's doubtful too many would agree with "The Cannon." Williams is a decent, if unreliable heavyweight, but he is far from great. As for Skelton, I'd actually pick Matt to beat Briggs should a fight between those two come off. Desire is the name of the game there - and Skelton's way overmatches that of Briggs.

He can still talk a good fight, but unfortunately, though he remains a recognisable name, Shannon has not fought a good fight for far too long. Still, a Haye-Briggs bout, in a large arena somewhere in the U.K, would very likely result in a sell out. There are worse credible opponents out there for Haye once he re-debuts at heavyweight

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It would be another good possibility for Haye. The fact that hes willing to come to the UK makes it even more likely. Haye would starch Briggs early at this point IMO.
 

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I think that'll be a great break through fight for Haye at HW.
 

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This is good news. Haye should start off by making the statement that needs to be made to all the fat boys in the Heavy Weight Division.

"Get in the gym or get KTFO by the Hayemaker"
 

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This is good news. Haye should start off by making the statement that needs to be made to all the fat boys in the Heavy Weight Division.

"Get in the gym or get KTFO by the Hayemaker"
hopefully, haye can rid us of this dude once and for all.
 

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Of this dude?

How about, of ALL those under acheivers. I don't want to see him in with Klitsko or Peter just yet though.
true...true. haye definately doesn't need to jump right in with the top 2 guys. he should try and land the older klitschko, and retire him for good.
 

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Haye is 4-0 at HW guys, he's a natural at that weight.

Id like to see him fight one tune-up then go for a world title, Hopefully the Chagaev vs Valuev winner to set up a unification fight with Wlad.
 

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i think this would be an amazing fight, and briggs would be a massive test for haye, but i think he'd be able to pull through and win with a middle to late stoppage.
 

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true...true. haye definately doesn't need to jump right in with the top 2 guys. he should try and land the older klitschko, and retire him for good.
Lets just hope that guys #1 fan dont read this :laugh:
 
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