Shannon Briggs – Let’s Go Champ
Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs, is a former two time, world heavyweight champion boxer.
He began his career in 1992 and was undefeated in his first 25 fights, and then went on to beat George Foreman for the heavyweight title in 1997.
Today he have become synonymous with your mantra “LET’S GO CHAMP” which inspires and motivates people of all ages, from around the world.
02:55 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
05:49 Brian’s introduction.
06:19 Shannon enjoys coming to the hottest place for boxing.
11:52 Shannon has learnt to market himself and provide for his family.
14:01 The childhood that gave him the heart for Klitschko fight and to rise again as the Let’s Go Champ.
18:01 Life after the twelve-round fight with Klitschko led to deep depression and piling on the weight.
30:12 The baby daughter who helped towards his recovery.
34:09 From homelessness to fame on TV within weeks.
45:41 Cannabis experience gave him the vision he needed.
56:28 What “Let’s go champ” means to him.
58:22 What he says, from his experience, to people who have family members who are addicts.
1:05:37 Rap music was great, but now the words celebrate the negative and worthless aspirations in life.
1:11:47 There’s a downside to a fight with Shannon and sugar is not the only thing he’s cutting out of his life.
1:22:05 We are all super heroes, we are all superheroes to be alive.
1:22:45 Is he surprised at the Champ’s world wide appeal?
1:26:14 Why he would like to fight another ten fights.
1:28:01 Forget Xanax, find the strength inside, Shannon tells how, “let’s go Champ”.
1:31:18 If just one person, after listening to him, can make the move to improve their life, he will be happy.
1:36:51 Shannon’s daily routine.
1:39:05 The best and worst days of his life.
1:43:28 What scares him.
1:44:12 What we would be surprised to know about Shannon.
1:47:53 What keeps him awake at night.
1:49:06 Telephone call to the 20 years old Shannon Briggs.
1:54:54 Best advice he ever received.
2:00:41 Success secrets.
2:02:26 Brian’s summing up.
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