I have been in movies, tv shows, commercials, author and Entrepreneur. I am the only heavyweight champ to win the title with asthma in boxing history.

Popular Movies I've been in: Bad Boys 2, Transporter 2, and The Wackness.

I am currently training to get back in the ring.

edit: keep posting I will continue to answer soon. gotta go grab some food.

Proof: http://i.imgur.com/bAP3e.jpg

Please Add me on Twitter!: @Shan_aka_briggs

www.shannonbriggs.com

edit: thanks for the questions. I didn't think I would get this many. I will try to answer all of them over the next few days.

edit: this is a friends account. we work together and he suggested i do one of these.

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Shashi2005404 karma

Do you own a George Foreman grill?

sniprmonk4318 karma

I actually own 5. but i have a new real grill that i actually use.

missingsf272 karma

What opponent were you most afraid to step in the ring with? (Cool AMA. Cheers.)

sniprmonk4512 karma

out of all the hw's, George Foreman hit the hardest.

Year2000snacks254 karma

What is Don King like in real life?

sniprmonk4856 karma

Just like all promoters. Last in the ring, first to get paid.

CaptComplacency216 karma

what is the biggest misconception about money/boxing in general/and the society around boxing that the average person doesnt get.

sniprmonk4597 karma

90% of the fighters live below the poverty line. there is only a few lucky ones.

Great_Oni214 karma

I've heard that when an MLB slugger hits a homerun he already knows when he hits the ball, as he never feels the contact he just hears the crack. My question is, what does delivering a knockout feel like? Physically and Emotionally? Thanks for the great AMA!

sniprmonk4201 karma

boxing is a very tiring sport. towards the end of a match you really want it to end soon as soon as possible but with out losing or giving up. so when you deliver a good hit and you see the opponent start to go down it is a good feeling.

moralesupport179 karma

What do you think of mixed martial arts as a boxer?

sniprmonk4361 karma

totally different sport. like golf and basket ball. as a sport i like it.

patefacio171 karma

What is your most memorable fight?

sniprmonk4726 karma

With my wife. ;)

Making Lennox Lewis run accross the ring and the bell saved him before i could knock him out.

Tore tendon in my arm in the first round against Vitali Klistcho and fought him with one arm for 12 rounds.

[deleted]168 karma

Who would you pick if Floyd fights Manny? Any reason why?

sniprmonk4389 karma

Manny

Cerridwenn149 karma

As an athlete with asthma, I understand the struggles you have to go through and I admire your dedication. I actually just got into Muay Thai kickboxing =)

-Would you say that asthma has helped or hindered your training?

-What helps keep you motivated?

Thanks for doing an AMA!

sniprmonk4381 karma

The asthma makes me train harder. Helping people keeps me motivated. and the money and the models. :)

BoxerRumble126 karma

In your proof picture, it looks like a classroom? What are you doing now? Attending school?

sniprmonk4569 karma

I am in my man ryan's office. http://i.imgur.com/LhjJa.jpg

eppix116 karma

I just wanted to let you know that you really need a newly designed and coded website.

What do you think about UFC and MMA?

sniprmonk4328 karma

my 13 year old son made it. If you make me a better one I will use it.

eppix158 karma

Not bad for 13 at all. I wasnt trying to be rude. It loads really slow and it was hard for me to read any information about you.

sniprmonk4433 karma

i am serious. make me a new one. that goes out to everyone.

cblaz194 karma

Challenge accepted.

sniprmonk4462 karma

You better make me something good.

zsnowmanz116 karma

who is the hardest puncher that you have faced?

are you worried that you possibly suffered brain damage during your career?

what was your worst boxing injury? thanks

sniprmonk4201 karma

George Foreman. Not worried about brain damage. Worst injury was broken ribs.

nikdahl106 karma

Your wikipedia page indicates you rapped on the Fugees' album The Score. What song(s) did are you on?

And, uh, is Lauren Hill crazy or what?

sniprmonk4197 karma

song 10. Long time friend, great person.

kleetz84 karma

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sniprmonk4125 karma

yes.

[deleted]84 karma

Do you think someone could approach boxing as a hobby, or do you think you really have to dedicate yourself to the sport to get any benefit from it? (Other than the physical health benefits.)

sniprmonk4173 karma

Yes as a hobby and if you want to lose a few pounds. and learn self defense.

[deleted]74 karma

What's it like to be on the receiving end of a very hard blow to the head? IE, do you ever forget what you're doing?

sniprmonk4100 karma

you can get a pretty good head ache from it. body shots hurt too. you may notice that there are only a few real strong contact hits. no not really.

bbk1361 karma

Awesome AMA.

One of my life goals has been to be part of a boxer's posse as he walks into the ring. Preferably I would be holding the belt he is defending. How did you chose who would come to the ring with you? Do you choose the song or does the promoter/your manager etc.?

sniprmonk474 karma

It depends. I have picked it, promoter has picked it, or manager.

1Forward2Back50 karma

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sniprmonk484 karma

really great. and a relief that all my training got me to the top.

GodDanIt37 karma

Whenever boxing comes up on ESPN its usually the analysts talking about it and not usually a current/former boxer. I would love to hear what you have to say about the whole Pacquiao vs. Mayweather thing. You think they should even fight anymore?

sniprmonk455 karma

boxing is a sport, and us boxers lover our sport. so i wouldn't put a limited on how long we fight for, and who we fight. as long as the competition is good.

escher12337 karma

What would I want to look for in gym/trainer if I was wanting to get into boxing as a hobby?

sniprmonk461 karma

everybody has different training methods. so what ever is most comfortable for you. once you learn some basics you may find your weaknesses and then find a trainer to help with those specifically.

Donitsu21 karma

Could you show me how to punch someone extremely hard?

sniprmonk433 karma

well if you dont have any power in just your arm, you will need to throw some of your body weight behind it.

GodDamnedKids3 karma

I try to use the heavy bag for building strength and as cardio for losing some weight too. Do you have any favorite combos or routines with the heavy bag that you think an amateur like me could use?

sniprmonk48 karma

running, abs, and pushups in combination with hitting the bag. Rocky style.