Briggs stops Pedro in 28 seconds
Former world heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs took only 28
seconds to knock out Rafael Pedro Tuesday night.
With the only punch he threw, Briggs stunned Pedro with a right
to the head. Pedro, a native of Cuba, fell to the canvas and was
counted out by referee Sam Burgos.
“That’s all I needed,” Briggs said. “It was a fast night for
me but that’s how a lot of my fights end.”
The 38-year-old Briggs (49-5-1, 43 KOs) has now stopped 28
opponents in the first round.
Briggs, of New York, won the WBO crown with a 12th-round
technical knockout over Sergei Liakovich in November 2006 but lost
the title in his first defense against Sultan Ibragimov eight
Briggs weighed in at 263 pounds. Pedro (20-9-1) weighed 270.