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Shannon Briggs declares ‘tag me in champ’ as he volunteers to replace Roy Jones Jr in Mike Tyson fight

SHANNON BRIGGS volunteered to replace Roy Jones Jr and face Mike Tyson after declaring: ‘Tag me in champ’.

Tyson, 54, prepares to fight for the first time in 15 years, having signed to box Jones, 51, in an eight-round exhibition.

Shannon Briggs volunteered to replace Roy Jones Jr and face Mike Tyson
Tyson faces Jones in an eight-round exhibition in November

The pay-per-view spectacle was shifted from September to November, with Iron Mike continuing to share viral training videos online.

With the power and physical disadvantage, Jones admitted he could well have ‘made a mistake’ by agreeing to fight Tyson.

Briggs, 48, responded by putting his name into the hat to take his place.

He wrote on Instagram: “They say Champ having second thoughts.

“Tag me in Champ! I am from Brownsville too. Never ran, never will. Let’s go champ.”

Jones had threatened to walk away from fighting Tyson after the event was pushed back two month.

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But the American great later agreed terms to remain involved.

And he has already started the kidology by insisting Tyson is the favourite going into the bout.

Jones told Sky Sports: “He’s still Mike Tyson, he’s still one of the strongest, most explosive people who ever touched a boxing ring. 

“If anything, I made a mistake going in with him. He’s the bigger guy, he’s the explosive guy.

“When it comes time to fight, we’re going to fight. If it comes down to bite, we’re going to bite. 

“Whatever has to happen, is going to happen, that’s just what it is.”

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