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Rampage Jackson Set for Boxing Debut Against Shannon Briggs in Qatar Showdown

In an unexpected turn of events, former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Rampage Jackson has announced his debut in the world of boxing. The 45-year-old fighter revealed on Twitter that he will step into the boxing ring on June 1, 2024, in Qatar, facing none other than the 52-year-old former Heavyweight boxing champion, Shannon Briggs (60-6-1, 1 no contest).

The bout, long in the making, comes after years of banter and online taunts from Briggs, known for his masterful trolling both in and out of the ring. Jackson, no stranger to the fight game, expressed his satisfaction in finally receiving the contract for the much-anticipated showdown.

“I finally got the contract,” Jackson declared. “It’s been over two years in the making of me hearing Mr. Shannon Briggs’ mouth. I get to shut him up once and for all in Qatar, June 1.”

Briggs, famous for his entertaining social media antics, has been persistent in his pursuit of a fight with Jackson. The former Heavyweight champion’s unique approach, including a memorable paddle-boarding incident with Wladimir Klitschko, has added an extra layer of intrigue to the upcoming clash.

While Briggs last fought eight years ago, securing a victory and extending his winning streak to nine, Jackson faced a tough matchup against Fedor Emelianenko in December 2019, resulting in a first-round technical knockout.

As the boxing world eagerly anticipates this unexpected matchup, fight fans are gearing up for what promises to be an entertaining clash between two seasoned warriors.

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