On Saturday, Sept. 5, with more than 20 former world heavyweight champions ringside, former Lineal and World Boxing Organization (WBO) world heavyweight champion Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs will battle Mike Marrone in a 12-round heavyweight bout, headlining “World Heavyweight Champions – Saturday Fight Night” at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Undisputed world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield will be ringside, as well as reigning WBA, IBF and WBO champion Wladimir Klitschko. Undisputed world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson will be attending festivities leading up to Saturday Fight Night. Other former world heavyweight champions confirmed to attend include Lennox Lewis, Roy Jones Jr., Larry Holmes, Michael Moorer, Riddick Bowe, Ray Mercer, Hasim Rahman, Tony Tucker, Tony Tubbs, James “Bonecrusher” Smith, Michael Bentt, Lamon Brewster, Chris Byrd, John Ruiz, Mike Weaver, Tim Witherspoon, Pinklon Thomas, Leon Spinks, Michael Spinks and Bruce Seldon.
Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs (58-6-1, 51 KOs), from Brooklyn, New York, made his professional debut in 1992 and began his career with 25 consecutive wins. He is the current world-record-holder for 38 first-round knockouts. Briggs defeated George Foreman on Nov. 22, 1997, to become the Lineal Heavyweight Champion and defeated Sergei Liakhovich on Nov. 6, 2005, for the WBO world heavyweight title; he will enter the ring on Sept. 5 to further his quest to defeat a third world heavyweight champion.
Mike Marrone (21-4, 15 KOs) from Vero Beach, Florida, made his professional debut in 2004 and won his first 18 bouts, 12 of which were by knockout. He fought at the Hard Rock in 2011 and lost a world cruiserweight title fight to Guillermo Jones. His last fight on Sept. 20, 2014, when he won a sixth-round split decision against Robert Dunton in Orlando.
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