Shannon Briggs continues campaign for fight with Wladimir Klitschko

Last Updated: 25/04/14 4:48pm

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Briggs also interrupted a pre-fight press conference on Tuesday.

Briggs also interrupted a pre-fight press conference on Tuesday.

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American Shannon Briggs continued his campaign for a fight with Wladimir Klitschko by interrupting Friday's weigh-in for the fight between the world champion and challenger Alex Leapai.

It is the second time this week the 42-year-old has hijacked an event for the Klitschko v Leapai fight to made his request after removing his shirt to do so at a press conference on Tuesday.

Former heavyweight champion Briggs has previously fought Vladimir's brother Vitaly and spent time in hospital following the contest, which the Ukrainian won on points.

After interrupting the weigh-in at a shopping mall in Muelheim near Dusseldorf, Brigg shouted: "I have the age, the experience and the power" adding that Klitschko was avoiding him.

Klitschko, 38, who holds the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO crowns and is due to fight Leapai on Saturday evening, brushed off Briggs's stunt, focusing solely on his fight with the Australian.

"I feel better than ever," he told reporters after weighing in at 112 kilos, the same as Leapai.

Klitschko has won 61 of his 64 fights, 51 by knockout, while 34-year-old Leapai has won 30 and lost four bouts.

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