|Real Name/Full Name||Shannon Briggs|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Shannon Briggs|
|Birth Place:||New York, USA|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||4 December 1971|
|Age/How Old:||51 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 193 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 4″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 119 Kg
In Pounds – 262 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father – N/A
Mother – Margie Briggs
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Alana Wilson|
|Kids/Children Name:||Chan Briggs|
|Net Worth:||$12 Million|
|Last Updated:||October 2023|
Shannon Briggs is an American professional boxer whose career came to the limelight from the beginning of 1992. Shannon Briggs has accomplished quite a lot during his time, he has held a world heavyweight championship two times, the lineal title from 1997 to 1998 and the WBO title from 2006 to 2007.
Briggs is known for his raw punching power and aggression, he has a 88.3% knockout-to-win percentage with 37 knockout wins in the first round. Former undisputed heavyweight champion, Lennox Lewis frankly admitted that Briggs has the fastest hands and best punching power compared to any other opponent he ever faced. He has wins over incredibly good fighters like George Foreman, Ray Mercer and Siarhei Liakhovich.
Well, how well do you know about Shannon Briggs? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Shannon Briggs’s net worth in 2023, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Shannon Briggs to date.
Biography and Early Life
Shannon Briggs was born on the 4th of December 1971, in Broooklyn, New York. His mother was Margie Briggs and his father’s identity is not yet known. He was brought up in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn and was even homeless for a period in his childhood.
Briggs gave a story of when he was 12 years old, in 1983, they saw Mike Tyson in Bristol Park and his friends called out, “Here comes Mike”. He was too scared to run, but he says that seeing Mike Tyson changed his life, I guess that was the day he decided to be a boxer.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Shannon Briggs in 2023, and what is his height and weight? Well, Shannon Briggs’s age is 51 years old as of today’s date 2nd October 2023 having been born on 4 December 1971. Though, he is 6′ 4″ in feet and inches and 193 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 262 lbs in Pound and 119kg in Kilograms.
There is not much information about the formal education of Shannon Briggs, but at 17, He began training at Jimmy O’Pharrow’s Starrett City Boxing Club in Brooklyn, New York.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Shannon Briggs has not shared a lot of details about his personal life. What we know is that he has a wife called Alana Wilson and a son called Chan Briggs.
Is Shannon Briggs Gay?
No. Shannon Briggs is not gay.
Briggs started out at the Starrett City Boxing Club under the guidance of James O’Farrell. He competed in the heavyweight division and became New York City Golden Gloves Champion. By the end of 1991, he was ranked as third nationally in his class. At the time, his manager was Mike Marley, ex-post boxing writer who later managed him as a professional.
He began his professional career in 1992, being trained by Teddy Atlas, and was undefeated in his first 25 fights. He suffered his first loss after being knocked out by Darroll Wilson in Atlantic City in 1996. Briggs fought the lineal heavyweight champion, George Foreman on the 22nd of November 1997.
The fight went on for a full twelve rounds before Briggs securing the victory after the judges’ decision. Briggs went on to fight Lennox Lewis for WBC Heavyweight title. This was after a decision by WBC that the winner of the Briggs-Foreman fight would be Lewis’ next opponent. Lewis won the match via technical knockout.
Briggs spent the next seven years fighting low-ranked fighters where he scored 17 wins, 2 losses, and a draw. Briggs fought with Sergei Liakhovich on the 4th of November 2006. He won the match via knockout and emerged as the new WBO heavyweight champion. He defended his title on the 10th of March 2007 against Sultan Ibragimov and unfortunately lost the match. Briggs fought for the WBC heavyweight title against Vitali Klitschko on the 16th of March 2010, he was beaten up badly thus losing the match. Briggs did a couple of other some fights until 2019 and also competed in the K-1 kickboxing promotion in 2004.
Shannon Briggs has had a tremendous boxing career. He has had a stream of victories due to his quick hands and incredibly powerful punches. He has fought a total of 68 fights with 60 wins (53 by KO), 6 losses, 1 draw and 1 no contest.
In 1991, he won a Silver medal in the 1991 Pan American Games in Havana and the Gold medal in the 1992 US National Championships in Colorado Springs. In his professional career he won the world heavyweight championship two times, the lineal title from 1997 to 1998 and the WBO title from 2006 to 2007.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Shannon Briggs in ’2023’
Shannon Briggs has had an impressive career as an athlete, and most commonly, a boxer. His frightening physique gives him a huge advantage over his opponents and he has certainly used it to his advantage. His career has been quite splendid in that it has earned him an estimated net worth of $12 Million as of 2023.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Briggs was diagnosed with asthma when he was a child.
- Unfortunately, on the 4thof December 1996, Brigg’s mother died in Brownsville due to a heroin overdose. (This occurred during Briggs’ 25th birthday)
The life of Shannon Briggs is unlike no other, it kind of sounds like a fairy tale. He rose from the depths of poverty and emerged as one of the best boxers in the world. His story should serve as an example to many other hustlers out there, that giving up is not an option.