Briggs speaks out - Tyson agreement

 Shannon Briggs has announced that he is to fight Mike Tyson in an exhibition bout, revealing a deal has already been agreed.

“I just talked to Mike Tyson, It’s going down," Briggs said: "Me and Mike, we’re going to make it happen, it’s official - you’re going to see it happen, Brownsville versus Brownsville"

“Me and Tyson are going to lace up the gloves, we’re going to rumble, rumble in the jungle. We’re going to let our fist do the talking.”

"The money is there, the money is almost there, I can't say much more, I'll leave it at that," he added. “This is for charity, this is [an] exhibition. I want people to understand."

Although Briggs emphasises the event will be held for charity, he insists the prospect of facing Tyson remains a dangerous one.

He added: “We all know it's an exhibition and then we will see what's left in the tank. It's for charity, it will be fun, but this is Mike Tyson we are talking about.

“He naturally hits hard, so he might hit me and he might break my rib. We have to be fully prepared.”