SHANNON BRIGGS has announced “it’s official” he will fight Mike Tyson in the superstar’s comeback fight.
Iron Mike, 53, has been teasing a sensational boxing return for weeks now, uploading clips of him looking ferocious in sparring.
It was believed a trilogy fight against old foe Evander Holyfield could be in the offing, with The Real Deal also saying he was lacing the gloves back up.
But Briggs, who has not officially retired from the sport despite not having a fight since 2016, says he has agreed terms on an exhibition match against his fellow Brooklyn native.
During an Instagram live chat with a fan, the 48-year-old two-time heavyweight champ said he had spoken to the “Most Dangerous Man on the Planet” and the showdown is on.
Briggs said: “I just talked to Mike Tyson, it’s going down, me and Mike, we’re going to make it happen, it’s official, you’re going to see it happen, Brownsville versus Brownsville.
“Me and Tyson are going to lace up the gloves, we’re going to rumble, rumble in the jungle.
“We’re going to let our fist do the talking.”
He said: “The money is there, the money is almost there, I can’t say much more, I’ll leave it at that.
“This is for charity, this is exhibition, I want people to understand.
“We all know it’s an exhibition and then we will see what’s left in the tank.
“It’s for charity, it will be fun, but this is Mike Tyson we are talking about.
“He naturally hits hard, so he might hit me and he might break my rib.
“We have to be fully prepared.”
Briggs has previously floated the wacky idea of him and Tyson TEAMING up to take on the Klitschko brothers, or one of them alongside David Haye.
Holyfield is 2-0 up against Iron Mike, one of which was the infamous scrap that saw Tyson bite a chunk out of his fellow American’s ear.
And now Holyfield, 57, has admitted the two are “talking” over plans for Part III.