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'Tag me in Champ!': Shannon Briggs volunteers to replace Roy Jones Jr in fight against Mike Tyson with eight-round exhibition in November set to be legend's first pro bout in 15 years Mike Tyson is preparing for his first fight since 2005 and will face Roy Jones Jr  The fight was initially set for September but has been postponed to November  Jones has since admitted he may come to regret his decision to fight Tyson  And that has led Shannon Briggs to claim he would be ready to step in for Jones 

By Kishan Vaghela For Mailonline

Published: 09:36 BST, 21 September 2020 | Updated: 09:58 BST, 21 September 2020

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Shannon Briggs has volunteered to replace Roy Jones Jr and face Mike Tyson in November.

Former undisputed world heavyweight champion Tyson, 54, is preparing for his first fight since 2005 and signed to box Jones, 51, in an eight-round exhibition.

The pay-per-view spectacle was originally supposed to take place at the Dignity Health Sports Park in September but was pushed back to November 28 to attract a greater audience.

Shannon Briggs has volunteered to replace Roy Jones Jr and face Mike Tyson in November

Shannon Briggs has volunteered to replace Roy Jones Jr and face Mike Tyson in November

Tyson is preparing for his first fight since 2005 and signed to box Jones in an exhibition

Tyson is preparing for his first fight since 2005 and signed to box Jones in an exhibition

And while Tyson has continued to show off his incredible speed and sparring skills, Jones has admitted he may come to regret agreeing to the fight due to his inferior power and physical strength.

That has led Briggs, 48, to respond by putting his name into the hat to take his place by writing on Instagram:  'They say Champ having second thoughts.

'Tag me in Champ! I am from Brownsville too. Never ran, never will. Let's go champ.'

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