Ex-champ Briggs disrupts Klitschko news conference
heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs disrupted a news conference on
Tuesday ahead of Wladimir Klitschko\’s title bout against Alex Leapai —
demanding a fight of his own against the reigning champion.
lost a 2010 WBC title bout against Klitschko\’s elder brother Vitali — a
fight that left the American hospitalized. He showed up at a news
conference with Klitschko and Leapai and demanded a title fight against
Klitschko in the United States.
Briggs eventually left after
being pushed back by security. Klitschko joked that he had to restrain
Leapai, saying “I have never had to hold back my opponent at a press
Klitschko will defend his WBA, IBF, WBO and
IBO heavyweight titles against Australian challenger Leapai in
Oberhausen on Saturday.