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Shannon Briggs vs Sultan Ibragimov

12 rounds, WBO Heavyweight title

June 2nd 2007

Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ, USA
 

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Ibragimov doesnt fight smart and that culd cost him here. He crosses his feet when he moves left making himself unbalanced when he gets hit. He has a tendency to trade too much when he doesnt need too. I wouldnt be suprised if Briggs beats him we all saw what happend to Liakhovich in the 1st round when he tried to get brave and catch Briggs and got caught pretty good with a couple of shoots that made him stay away from Briggs for the rest of the fight. Briggs is a good counterpuncher and is very dangerous
 

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tysonjones said:
you thought that fight was boring, it lacked all out action but it was an intense fight for a boxing fan
Delahoya didn't land a single good punch until the end, and that punch barely affected maywhether. Maywhether landed small punches that didn't do anything to delahoya and were barely noticeable. It was just delahoya pouncing at maywhether and missing wildly most of the time and maywhether scoring a few ineffective punches. This fight was similar to Valuev Chagaev, but at least that was on MSG.
 

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Slon said:
Delahoya didn't land a single good punch until the end, and that punch barely affected maywhether. Maywhether landed small punches that didn't do anything to delahoya and were barely noticeable. It was just delahoya pouncing at maywhether and missing wildly most of the time and maywhether scoring a few ineffective punches. This fight was similar to Valuev Chagaev, but at least that was on MSG.
:laugh: No way was it even remotely similar to Valuev Chagaev. First of all Vaulev has ZERO talent. Second, you got to see the best in the business against the people's favorite. Floyd made Oscar look silly like you said. That excites me just as much as him landing big punches. Remember Floyd moved up YET AGAIN to fight DLH so you can't expect him to be throwing bombs.
 

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Briggs

I always loved Briggs- he has all the tools- size, speed, movement etc.
Big questions- Stamina and will power.
A motivated, well trained Briggs can be serious trouble for any heavy including the big Russians.
In the past he lived as the classic underachiever- I hope this has changed for him.
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PrettyBoyFloyd said:
:laugh: No way was it even remotely similar to Valuev Chagaev. First of all Vaulev has ZERO talent. Second, you got to see the best in the business against the people's favorite.
That just makes the fight popular, anticipated and expensive, not better. It's like saying you produce good cars now because you have an interesting history and a powerful advertising campaign.
Floyd made Oscar look silly like you said. That excites me just as much as him landing big punches. Remember Floyd moved up YET AGAIN to fight DLH so you can't expect him to be throwing bombs.
I wasn't expecting him to be throwing bombs, but these guys aren't exactly flyweights, either.
 

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Actually, now that Briggs has some fat, he actually looks like a heavyweight boxer as opposed to a bodybuilder.
 

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Briggs is a huge guy. I read a good article at maxboxing about Briggs.
One of Floyd Mayweather's uncles use to train Shannon - some nice inside info. It gives insight into who Briggs is as a fighter and why he has not gone further. Commensts from Floyd's quiet uncle.:laugh:
 
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