Shannon Briggs vs. Rampage Jackson boxing match set
- Shannon Briggs opened as a -260 betting favorite in a boxing match against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.
- DAZN announced on Wednesday that Briggs and Jackson were scheduled to fight in a boxing ring, but no date was mentioned.
- Briggs, 50, hasn’t fought since 2016 while Jackson, 44, has never fought in a boxing ring.
Shannon Briggs has reopened as the betting favorite in a fight against former UFC champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.
Quinton Jackson (+200)
Shannon Briggs (-260)https://t.co/I4Rbf3yStl
— ProBoxingOdds (@ProBoxingOdds) July 26, 2022
The odds were reposted after DAZN announced a boxing match between the two combat sports superstars:
Former world heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs is set to face former UFC light-heavyweight champion Rampage Jackson in a boxing match 👊
Who do you have? 🍿 pic.twitter.com/YT9YWyxxL2
— DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) July 25, 2022
Rampage and Briggs almost brawl at Triad Combat weigh-in
Rampage Jackson and Shannon Briggs nearly brawl in heated showdown at Triad fight weigh-ins https://t.co/IVbk3TNNfV via @BroBible
— FITE (@FiteTV) November 27, 2021
It may be recalled that Rampage and Briggs nearly brawled at the weigh-in for the Triad Combat event last November, where the two trained opposite each other. Triad Combat is a new competition initiated by the Triller Fight club that features fights between boxers and MMA fighters, with fights conducted inside a specially designed triangular ring while using two-minute rounds.
Jackson’s team emerged victorious at the end of the night, despite former heavyweight title challenger Kubrat Pulev stopping former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir in the main event. Using the team score, Rampage’s MMA team defeated Briggs’ boxing team 14-11 to win the inaugural Triad Combat event.
But more than the outcome of the event, fans were more eager to know when the coaches would fight. Bad blood (or so it seems) has been simmering between the two ever since Briggs turned his attention to Rampage after failing to fight Mike Tyson. Triller tried to stir the pot by letting them spar against each other, then tried to book them for a fight.
The odds are getting closer this time
Rampage Jackson vs. Shannon Briggs in talks for triad fight in March https://t.co/JGAVQqQDEj via @middleeasy
— MiddleEasy (@MiddleEasy) November 30, 2021
The odds are narrower this time around. Briggs opened as the -300 betting favorite and Jackon the +240 betting underdog when these two combat sports superstars were first linked to a fight last November. The fight was supposed to take place at a Triad Combat event last March, but it didn’t happen.
Triller has postponed its last two events which were to take place on February 26 and June 11, without knowing when the next one will take place. Now it’s happening via DAZN although DAZN’s announcement of the Briggs vs. Rampage fight also didn’t mention a date although latest reports indicate it could go down later this year.
Rampage has never fought in a boxing match before, but as an MMA fighter he was the betting underdog in just five total fights. That means it’s only the sixth time in his combat sports career that he’s opened with the plus money sign written next to his name. Briggs, meanwhile, was a massive -6,000 favorite in his last boxing fight against Emilio Zarate, but then again, that fight was six years ago and the Cannon is now 50 years old.