Sultan ready to swat Briggs in summer

Sultan ready to swat Briggs in summer
By Seconds Out

12/03/2007 at 00:00Updated

Fresh off a 46 second annihilation of Javier Mora on Saturday night at The Theater in Madison Square Garden, number one WBO Heavyweight contender Sultan Ibragimov is looking forward to getting his shot at champion Shannon Briggs on June 2, in his home cou

"I"ve been ready for Briggs for a long time and I"m just waiting to win the belt officially back home in Russia," said Ibragimov. "June 2nd will be a big night for me and my fans."

The unbeaten Ibragimov"s promoters, Seminole Warriors Boxing, Golden Boy Promotions, and Golden Grain Promotions, have finalized plans to bring the WBO Heavyweight Championship bout to Moscow, Russia on June 2.

Ibragimov, the pride of Rostov-na-Donu, Russia, was originally scheduled to face Briggs last Saturday in New York City, but the WBO champion withdrew from the bout, claiming illness. Ibragimov didn"t want to disappoint his fans by having the entire card scrapped, so he took on late replacement Mora and destroyed him in less than a minute.

Now he just waits to return home to win his long-awaited title shot.

"This has been a long time coming and I"m tired of fighters like Briggs running from me," said Ibragimov. "He can"t run much longer, and when I catch him on June 2nd, I will make him pay for my wait."

"Briggs backed out of the Garden Party but hopefully he won"t elude Sultan"s Homecoming Celebration," said Leon Margules, Executive Director of Seminole Warriors Boxing.