Vitali Klitschko To Face Shannon Briggs

Vitali Klitschko has secured an opponent. It’s not Nikolai Valuev. And it’s not David Haye. According to Dan Rafael at, Vitali Klitschko (40-2, 38 KOs) will defend his heavyweight title against Shannon Briggs (51-5-1, 45 KOs) on October 16.

The bout will take place at the O2 World Arena in Hamburg, Germany. No television rights have been set but Klitschko adviser Bernd Boente said he has been in discussions with ESPN. ESPN will be airing the fight between Vitali’s brother, Wladimir Klitschko, and Sam Peter on September 11.

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