By Kishan Vaghela For Mailonline
Published: 09:36 BST, 21 September 2020 | Updated: 09:58 BST, 21 September 2020
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
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.'