Sergei Liakhovich vs. Shannon Briggs

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Sergei Liakhovich vs. Shannon Briggs
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3.166665
Average: 3.2 (6 votes)

Date: 
Saturday, November 4, 2006
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Rounds Scheduled: 
12
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Official Judging
Dennis Nelson 106 - 103
Jose Rivera 106 - 103
Chris Wilson 105 - 104

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Fight Notes: 

Shannon Briggs reclaims a heavyweight title when he scores a dramatic knockout of WBO Champion Sergei Liakhovich. After going on the attack in the opening round, Briggs fights extremely sparingly for the next seven rounds, falling well behind on points to the champion, who is just active enough to bag the rounds. After hurting Liakhovich in the eleventh, Briggs rocks him with another right hand in the eleventh and lands another that sends him to his knees, hanging between the ropes. Liakhovich gets to his feet and stumbles into a corner, but Briggs follows up by pummeling the champion and sending him tumbling through the ropes and onto a ringside table with only two seconds left in the bout. Liakhovich tries to pull himself together to get back in the ring, but Referee Robert Ferrara stops the fight anyway.




Fan Cards: Sergei Liakhovich vs. Shannon Briggs


scorecard by METALHEAD123
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
SERGEI LIAKHOVICH
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
106
SHANNON BRIGGS
10
9
9
10
10
9
9
10
9
9
10
104


scorecard by HART
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
SERGEI LIAKHOVICH
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
107
SHANNON BRIGGS
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
104


scorecard by MBUCK
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
SERGEI LIAKHOVICH
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
106
SHANNON BRIGGS
10
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
10
104


scorecard by STINGEV98
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
SERGEI LIAKHOVICH
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
105
SHANNON BRIGGS
10
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
10
104


scorecard by RORSCHACH
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
SERGEI LIAKHOVICH
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
105
SHANNON BRIGGS
10
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
10
104


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
SERGEI LIAKHOVICH
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
104
SHANNON BRIGGS
10
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
105


scorecard by COREY WILLINGER
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
SERGEI LIAKHOVICH
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
106
SHANNON BRIGGS
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
10
103


Comments

rorschach's picture

Tough break for Liakhovich.

dizzy's picture

What a painful fight to watch. When you look closely at Shannon Briggs' career, you realize that it can be divided into two phases. In the first phase (which was cca during the 90s and early 2000s) he was entertaining, he was fast, explosive, energetic and was putting together impressive combinations, but was very reckless and used little-to-no defense. This fight, however, was during the second phase of his career, which is when Briggs was much more cautious and patient, but also less mobile, on top of that he developed enormous neck and shoulder muscles that made it almost impossible to move his head with a punch. In this fight, he was very economical with his movement (to say it nicely) and spent most of the fight waiting for Liakhovich to come at him and make defensive mistakes, trying to exploit those mistakes with hard counter shots. Liakhovich, unfortunately, in this fight looked incredibly slow and fragile, afraid to take a punch, he tried to bob and weave but was usually firing far from the outside, not to mention that he didn't fix his habits of 1) telegraphing his right hand 2) leaning to the left while throwing that right. Whats the worst, however, Liakhovich never listened to his coach at any point in the fight - he wasn't busy with his jab, he kept his left hand low, he stayed at range for the majority of the fight and he was throwing that telegraphed right hand without a proper setup, ready to be countered. I think Liakhovich had not recovered from the Brewster slugfest, he absorbed tremendous amount of punishment to the head and body in that fight and probably left 15 years of his life in that ring. Despite this, Liakhovich should've been allowed to get into the ring after the second knockdown, he was winning on the scorecards and including the last round (which would've been scored 10-7), Liakhovich would've retained the title.

EDIT: So I tried to count the time passed between Liakhovich falling through the ropes and the bell ringing to signal the stoppage. It was 8-9 seconds, meahwhile Liakhovich was supposed to receive 20 seconds. Liakhovich was legitimately robbed of a draw, successful title defense and the title itself.

Jarod Killian's picture

BWAH! That knock down outta da ring cracked me the fuck up! I remember watching that shit live with some friends back in the day.

Metalhead123's picture

I disagree about him getting robbed of his title. He was stuck between the ring and the judges table and if they moved the table to help him get back in, that could have been grounds to like dq him I think, because helping someone back in the ring is a no no iirc.

dizzy's picture

That's not really the point though. The main point is that they didn't give him his 20 seconds to get back in the ring and show the ref he could continue fighting. Maybe he wouldn't be able to do it - I'm not saying he 100% would - but he wasn't even given an opportunity.

Metalhead123's picture

Fair enough. He was the champion and prolly should have gotten the benefit of the doubt. If some refs literally count out unconscious people, I dont see why this ref couldn't have at least given him a count.