It seems that all I do is speak about athletes failing drug tests these days, but it is what it is. As I pointed out the end of Randy Gregory’s career a few weeks back, today I’m reporting that Shannon Briggs will most likely never fight again.
In news out of Hollywood, Florida, the big man himself, a guy I’ve grown up admiring, Shannon Briggs, lost a chance at fighting once again due to a failed drug test. The drug he tested positive for wasn’t really a drug, more so it was he had high levels of testosterone. This is akin to what bodybuilders do when they bulk up, and it’s very common among athletes who need more stamina and energy.
He can request a “B SAMPLE,” but the fight is off, so it’s sort of a moot point now. He held a 60-6-1 record over the years and was on a nine bout winning streak since he lost way back in 2010 to Vitali Klitschko for the WBC title. He was one of the more popular fighters of his time and was quite the character. We’ll certainly hope he gets another chance, but it’s doubtful at this point.