Shannon ‘The Cannon’ Briggs and Vitali Klitschko weighed in this afternoon ahead of their Saturday night showdown in Hamburg, Germany.
Briggs was the first to get on the scales. He came in at 262lb while his opponent, Vitali, while considerably taller, looked more lean and weighed in just under 12lb lighter at 250.5lb.
Klitschko looked relaxed and was all smiles while Briggs was, again, playing the crowd as he did at the final press conference this week, eye balling Vital, proclaiming: “I’m the best ever!”, in an attempt to rile Vitali which looked to have failed as he carried on smiling and even started to play along with Shannon in the theatrics as he pointed at him and clapped.
We will see if Briggs backs up his talk with actions on Saturday night in what, I find, a strangely fascinating heavyweight bout!