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Briggs to battle WBO heavyweight champ Liakhovich

Originally Published: September 18, 2006
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Shannon Briggs has seen Sergei Liakhovich fight, so he knows what to expect from the WBO heavyweight champion.

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Liakhovich

Briggs will challenge the Belarus native in a title fight on Nov. 4 at Chase Field in Phoenix. It will be Liakhovich's first defense since beating Lamon Brewster for the championship on April 1.

"Liakhovich is the best heavyweight champion out there," Briggs said at a luncheon at a steakhouse in New York ...

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