By Scott Gilfoid: Shannon Briggs (59-6-1, 52 KOs) will be fighting last minute replacement opponent Argentinean Emilio Ezequiel Zarate (20-16-3, 11 KOs) this Saturday night on the undercard of the David Haye vs. Arnold Gjergjaj card at the O2 Arena in London, UK.
It’s kind of sad to say but the Briggs-Zarate fight will be the chief support for the Haye vs. Gjergjaj fight card. For Briggs, this is his third and hopefully final opponent scheduled for the card. Briggs was supposed to fight Alexander Dimitrenko initially. However, the 33-year-old Dimitrenko reportedly pulled out of the card. Then there was journeyman Jakov Gospic (17-14, 12 KOs) as Briggs’ potential opponent. Gospic never got past the rumor stage, so it wasn’t surprising that he was switched out for the 34-year-old Zarate.