After taking 12 rounds of a serious beating from Vitali Klitschko. I saw this fight. after about round 5 V.K. was teeing off on Briggs. Shannon looked really bad in 7-10 rounds. My first reaction was why the hell did the ref or his corner stop this beatdown. Shannon was literally stumbling to his corner after the bell in those late rounds, one time missed his chair and flopped down on the mat.
Then I was thinking that V.K. must have really lost a lot of his power, if he could hit someone flush that many times and not KO them.
today I find out that Shannon is in the hospital in Germany, in the critical care unit. In the locker room after the fight he was exhibiting signs of a serious head injury( drowsiness, confussion, repetitive questioning...) and taken to the hospital. turns out he has bilateral orbital fractures, a fractured nose, and a concussion! WTF? the ref and his corner should be ashamed.
Vitali still has power, Shanon is just a tough SOB.