SHANNON BRIGGS claims he’s in talks with Tyson Fury over a battle in 2018.
The previous heavyweight champion revealed Frank Warren known as him saying the Brit needs to make use of him as a tune-up for Anthony Joshua.
And outspoken Briggs, 45, was not pleased with getting used as a warm-up and vowed to KO Fury.
He mentioned: “Tyson Fury wants a comeback battle and so does Shannon Briggs, the match up makes since in each facet of an enormous battle,
“He needs his license again and so do I. We have each handled melancholy and we each need to make proper with the individuals who love us and those that assist us — the followers.
“Two enormous males combating after college, night time college.
“Tyson Fury is the undefeated Heavyweight champion of the world, combating him is combating one of the best. I would like one of the best. I’ve all the time fought one of the best.”
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Briggs – known as Cannon – was banned and had is licence revoked for the use of testosterone that the ex-champion said he took for depression.
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But he said he will be sanctioned to fight on November 14 – before revealing his plan to demolish Fury.
He added: “To be honest with you when I saw him last I sized him up and I couldn’t believe how short he was. I always thought and heard he was a giant.
“What I saw was fat guy around my height, not much bigger, I was thinking ‘damn I’ll stretch you easy’.
“Goes to show you how television can be deceiving. As for his style it’s rubbish but it’s been effective.
“You have to bully a guy like Fury notice I don’t call him ‘Tyson.’ Truthfully you have to run up on a big guy like Fury and pummel him. He’s the type of guy who’s strong and determined but he’s slow. His awkwardness is his positive.
“My plan is to win the title and give back to the world by travelling — I’m the real Gypsy — and spread positive energy to the people.
“I myself had a rough life and it’s been a struggle but I believe my gift is the ability to connect with everyone. I hurt hard and I love hard.”