Briggs disrupts Klitschko conference
Former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs disrupted a news conference on Tuesday ahead of Wladimir Klitschko's title bout against Alex Leapai - demanding a fight of his own against the reigning champion.
Briggs lost a 2010 WBC title bout against Klitschko's elder brother Vitali - a fight that left the American hospitalised. He showed up at a news conference with Klitschko and Leapai and demanded a title fight against Klitschko in the United States.
Briggs eventually left after being pushed back by security. Klitschko joked that he had to restrain Leapai, saying: "I have never had to hold back my opponent at a press conference before."
Klitschko will defend his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles against Australian challenger Leapai in Oberhausen on Saturday.
This article first appeared on ESPN.com