Shannon Briggs fails random PED test for June 3 fight
Published: May 21, 2017
Shannon Briggs had landed another world title shot next month vs Fres Oquendo
By Danny Z | Senior Writer
HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA - The fighter nicknamed "The Cannon," had been campaigning for a prominent bout for the last several months by utilizing social media and producing support behind him.
Briggs, 45, was able to land a shot at the vacant (regular) WBA world title by squaring off against Fres Oquendo (37-8, 24 KOs) this upcoming June 3. However, as first reported by ESPN'S Dan Rafael, elevated testosterone levels were found after the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency's (VADA) administration of a urine exam.
As of this writing, no official word has yet to be released on the potential cancellation of the June bout, which is scheduled to happen in Florida. This has the high possibility of derailing Brigg's (60-6-1, 53 KOs) future chances at important fights -- even with his high intensity personality throughout social media. Briggs still has a chance to clear his name and salvage his first world title bout in almost seven years, if the VADA b-sample does not confirm the findings from the initial test.
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