Shannon Briggs vs Rampage Jackson Odds Back as Boxing Match is Set

Quinton Rampage Jackson Vs Shannon Briggs

  • Shannon Briggs has opened as the -260 betting favorite in a boxing match against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.
  • DAZN announced on Wednesday that Briggs and Jackson are set to fight inside a boxing ring but no date was mentioned.
  • The 50-year-old Briggs has not fought since 2016 while the 44-year-old Jackson has never fought inside a boxing ring.

Shannon Briggs has re-opened as the betting favorite in a bout against former UFC champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.

The odds were re-posted after DAZN announced a boxing match between the two combat sports superstars:

Rampage and Briggs Nearly Brawl at Triad Combat Weigh-in

It can be recalled that Rampage and Briggs nearly brawled during the weigh-in of the Triad Combat event last November, where the two coached opposite each other. Triad Combat is a new competition initiated by Triller Fight club that features bouts between boxers and MMA fighters, with battles fought inside a specially-designed triangular ring while utilizing two-minute rounds.

Jackson’s team emerged victorious at the end of the evening, despite former heavyweight title challenger Kubrat Pulev stopping ex-UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir in the main event. Using team scoring, Rampage’s MMA team defeated Briggs’ boxing squad 14-11 to win the inaugural Triad Combat event.

But more than the result of the event, fans were more eager to know when the coaches would fight. Bad blood ( or so it seems ) has been brewing between the two since Briggs shifted his attention to Rampage after failing to land a fight with Mike Tyson. Triller tried to stir the pot by letting them coach against each other and then tried to book them to a fight.

Odds Closer This Time Around

The odds are closer this time around. Briggs opened as the -300 betting favorite and Jackon the +240 betting underdog when these two combat sports superstars were first linked to a fight last November. The fight was supposed to happen in a Triad Combat event last March but that did not happen.

Triller has postponed its last two events which were supposed to happen last February 26th and June 11th, with no word on when the next one will be. Now  it is happing via DAZN although DAZN’s announcement on the fight between Briggs and Rampage also didn’t mention a date although latest reports said it could go down later this year.

Rampage has not fought in a boxing match before but as an MMA fighter, he was the betting underdog in only five total bouts. That means this is only the sixth time in his combat sports career that he’s opened with the plus money sign written next to his name. Briggs meanwhile, was a massive -6000 favorite in his last boxing bout against Emilio Zarate but then again, that bout was six years ago and the Cannon is now 50 years old.

Shane Acedera / Author

Shane grew up watching the Magic & Bird rivalry but ended up rooting for Detroit's Bad Boys team in the 1990s NBA. He loves to tell sports stories and has been writing about sports since high school. When Shane isn't busy jotting down his thoughts, he's just chillin' at home with his wife Rocelle and their two dogs named Horry and Fisher. He recently added a new family member, adopting a handsome retired K-9 named Ranger.

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