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Shannon Briggs was born on the 4th December 1971, in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. He is a professional boxer, who is probably best known as a former WBO world heavyweight champion, often by his nickname “The Cannon”. Beside that, he is also recognized for his appearances as an actor in small roles in films such as “Bad Boy II” (2003), “Transporter 2”, “The Wackness” (2008), etc. His professional career has been active since 1992.
So, have you ever wondered how rich Shannon Briggs is? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total sum of Briggs’ net worth is over $10 million, as of early 2016. His wealth has been accumulated not only through his career as a professional boxer, but also through his acting appearances.
Shannon Briggs Worth $10 MillionShannon Briggs spent his childhood on the streets of Brooklyn, as he was homeless for a while. When he was 17 years old, Briggs started training to box at Jimmy O’Pharrow’s Starrett City Boxing Club. Before he turned pro, Briggs competed in the amateur league, becoming the United States Amateur Champion in 1992. He was also the New York City Golden Gloves champion, National P.A.L. Champion, and New York State Champion.
He became a professional boxer in 1992, and won his first 25 fights, which increased his net worth to a large degree. His first loss came four year after his first fight, losing against Darroll Wilson, who was also undefeated at the time. In 1997, Briggs won the Lineal Heavyweight Champions title in a fight against George Foreman, winning by the majority decision from judges.
His career had just begun, but he had already built a name for himself, and by defeating Foreman he qualified for to fight Lennox Lewis for the WBC championship title. However, Briggs lost the match in the fifth round by TKO. To speak further of his accomplishments, in 2003, he wonthe IBU heavyweight title in a fight against John Sargent, which further increased his net worth, and three years later he won the WBO heavyweight championship defeating Sergei Liakhovich. In 2014, Shannon won the NABA Heavyweight title, defeating Raphael Zumbano Love.
During his career, Briggs achieved a record of 59 wins, one draw, and 6 loses, the prizes from which were the main source of his net worth. Apart from his successful career as a boxer, Briggs tried himself as an actor, which also benefited his net worth. He made his debut television appearance in “New York Undercover” in 1995, after which he has appeared in such productions as “Bad Boys II” (2003) alongside Will Smith, “Transporter 2” (2005), “Three Days To Vegas” (2007) among many others.
Other than that, he has appeared in music videos twice – his debut was on the album “The Score” by Fugees, and later in the video for the song “Surrounded By Criminals” by Thirstin Howl III. These added to his net worth, too.
Regarding his personal life, little is known in the media about Shannon Briggs’ love life, except the fact that he was married to Alana Wilson. In free time, he is active across many of the most popular social media platforms, including Twitter and Instagram.