Lennox Lewis vs. Shannon Briggs

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Referee Frank Cappuccino stops the fight in round five

1998-03-28 : Shannon Briggs 228 lbs lost to Lennox Lewis 243 lbs by TKO at 1:45 in round 5 of 12


  • Lewis was a 12-1 favorite.
  • Lewis earned $4 million and Briggs made $1.75 million.
  • In his previous fight, Briggs defeated George Foreman by a controversial decision to win the Lineal World Heavyweight Championship.
  • Briggs hurt Lewis in the first round with a left hook and hurt him again in round two with another left hook.
  • Lewis floored Briggs twice in round four and once in round five.
  • Referee Frank Cappuccino stopped the fight in round five after Briggs missed with a left hook and fell face down.