Who is Shannon Briggs and what is his net worth 2018? Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs, the American Boxer-Actor is a WBA ranked professional. In fact, he was positioned 4th in world’s heavyweight. He has won many titles and is a silver medallist in 1991 Pan American Games. His professional boxing record is 60 wins, 6 losses, 1 Draw and 1 No contest.
Shannon Briggs was born in Brooklyn, NY on 4th of December 1971. He had grown up as a homeless child and started training at 17 in Jimmy O’Pharrow’s Starrett City Boxing Club. Little is known about his parents and it is just known that his mother died due to a heroin overdose in Brownsville on Briggs’ 15th birthday.
Shannon Briggs as an amateur boxer won New York City Golden Gloves Championship, National P.A.L. Championship, New York State Championship and came to the second place in Pan American Games. He also became the US Amateur Champion in 1992.
Shannon Briggs started boxing professionally in 1992; he went on to win his first few fights continuously without a single loss. His trainer was Teddy Atlas. In 1996 at Atlantic City, New Jersey, Darroll Wilson knocked out Shannon Briggs after three rounds. That was Shannon’s first loss.
In 1997 at Trump Taj Mahal Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City Briggs fought against George Foreman, the Lineal Champion. George Foreman captured WBA and IBF titles in 1994 from Michael Moorer. He forfeited both of the titles but defended the Lineal Championship title. Shannon Briggs and George Foreman resulted in Briggs’ victory through a majority decision. Briggs won the coveted Lineal Heavyweight title.
Lennox Lewis, the WBC champion fought next with Briggs for the WBC title. Lennox knocked out Briggs in the fifth round but Briggs got up but later collapsed after a missed left hook from Lewis. The referee gave Lennox the victory by technical knockout.
From 1998 to 2006 Briggs won 17 matches, lost 2 matches and also got a draw against Frans Botha.
In November 2006, Shannon Briggs defeated Sergei Liakhovich to win the WBO heavyweight title. He knocked out Sergei in 12th round resulting in his win. But in March 2007, Briggs lost his title to Sultan Ibragimov. It was his first title defense match. He had entered after having won 12 matches consecutively and following his defeat he announced retirement.
Though Shannon Briggs did return in 2009 and win against Marcus McGee later the result was changed to No Contest because Briggs was tested positive for using banned substances. He was suspended for 90 days by New York State Athletic Commission.
Shannon Briggs has also been an actor in television and has also appeared in many famous films. He also appeared in Thirstin Howl III’s music video “Surrounded by Criminals”.
Shannon Briggs Net Worth
Shannon Briggs is a professional who has earned the name of “The Cannon” because of his devastating power and winning most of the matches via knockout. He also appeared in many big feature films as well as television shows. He have a net worth of $11 million.
Shannon Briggs is known for his powerful punches and a superb record. Even after losing fights he has shown tremendous toughness and a big heart, taking a lot of punishment and enduring it.