David Haye called out by Shannon Briggs at press conference
By Isaac Robinson
Last Updated: 30/03/16 4:51pm
Shannon Briggs forced his way into David Haye's latest press conference and branded his fellow former world champion "scared".
Briggs (59-6-1-KO52) has been in London for several weeks as he looks to secure a fight with one of the UK's big names and made no secret of his disappointment as Haye announced Kosovo-born Arnold Gjergjaj as his opponent for May 21.
The 44-year-old American said: "Let's go champ! David, I've got you on camera. Do me a favour and tell the people at home why you're fighting someone we've never heard of instead of me.
"I came to your country for a fight. Let's go champ. Give us an answer champ. We need an answer."
Will you pass a brain scan? That's the question. If you pass your medical and pass the brain scan, we'll think about it.
Haye (27-2-KO25) responded: "Will you pass a brain scan? That's the question. If you pass your medical and pass the brain scan, we'll think about it. At this stage, you're 44 years old."
Briggs would not be silenced, though, even with a giant security guard attempting to quell his advance, and added: "He's scared of me, y'all. Let me just get it on camera. London - he's scared of me! Don't believe the hype. He's a fraud.
"He came back and now he's saying I'm looking for a pay day? He's looking for a pay day. I'm ready to fight right now. I came to London ready to fight."
Afterwards, Haye told Sky Sports News HQ: "He's an interesting character and if the British public want to see me beat this guy up then maybe we can talk about it.
"I said to him that if he wants to fight someone, he can fight on the undercard and if the British public like what they see then it'd be a good fight. He's got to pass his brain scan first and if you listen to him, I'm not sure he'll pass his medical."
Briggs also spoke to Sky Sports News HQ, adding: "He was shivering. He was trying to talk about his undercard but he should fight on my undercard! I'll fight on his undercard and I'll fight for Eddie Hearn too. Scotland - I'm on my way. Be prepared."
Briggs, who won the WBO world title in 2006, has stopped nine of his last 13 opponents in the first round.