DAVID HAYE is willing to let Shannon Briggs fight on the undercard of his May 21 contest against Arnold Gjergjaj – provided the American is allowed to box by the British Boxing Board of Control.
Briggs has been in the UK for a few weeks now in a bizarre attempt to secure fights with the likes of Haye, Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury.
Yesterday he ‘gatecrashed’ Haye’s press conference and confronted the former two-weight world champion, saying that “nobody knows” who Gjergjaj is.
While that exaggeration has a fair bit of truth to it, Haye would not be goaded but did state that he would consider fighting the 44-year-old Briggs if he “passes a brain scan.” By that he means the physical examinations a fighter must pass in order for the BBBofC to grant them a license to box in the UK.
Haye then suggested – as Briggs continued to wrestle with security – that Shannon could fight on his undercard if he was “really serious about getting a fight.”
Conveniently, Briggs agreed and swiftly left the building. It remains to be seen if the BBBofC will indeed allow Briggs to fight in England.