47-year-old American heavyweight Shannon Briggs commented on the plans of Mike Tyson back in the ring and stated that he would like to spend fight with Vladimir Klitschko:
I’m in, but not really. I respect Mike. It’s brutal. To participate in the exhibition fight, to move with Mike, Yes. To fight — no. I have too much respect for him.
Don’t get me wrong, the exhibition match is one thing, but what if Mike Tyson starts to run into me, and I will begin to answer. That would be amazing.
Exhibition battle would go smoothly, but who knows… it’s Mike Tyson. Mad he may be. This shit can turn into madness.
I want to fight with Klitschko. I want to break the jaw of hay. I can fight with bare fists, but not with Mike Tyson.
— So you want Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye?
— Yes, if they come back. But they’ll come back.
— I think she is?
— I know that I will return. Klitschko did not go anywhere, he’s just waiting for the right moment. He’s waiting for the right moment to return and make a big fight. He needs to meet with me first.
They are not Champions. They avoid me. They are all avoiding me, said Briggs.