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The 54-year-old Tyson is preparing to return to the ring for the first time since a spate of exhibition bouts back in 2006, after getting himself into excellent shape.
Former four-weight world champion Jones Jr, 51, is scheduled to be his opponent but former heavyweight champion Briggs wants the opportunity to face Tyson.
Taking to Instagram, Briggs wrote: “They say Champ having second thoughts. Tag me in Champ! I am from Brownsville too. Never ran, never will. Let’s go champ.”
It comes after Jones Jr threatened to pull out of the fight after it was pushed back from it’s scheduled September 12 date to November 28, with the organisers hoping that a crowd will be allowed to attend.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Jones Jr said: “I’ve had to cancel other stuff to be out here, it’s upset my calendar, I’ve got to change things.
“That’s why we have to table bulls**t now. That’s the biggest issue, I’m not a full time boxer anymore so I do other things to make an income.
“If I can’t do other things then I should be compensated for that, because it changes the schematics. It’s not acceptable.
“We’re trying to figure something out, my lawyers [are] talking with their lawyers, trying to figure out ways to make it a better situation so that I can compensated for it, that is more beneficial for me to do.
“If they don’t make it make sense, it would be off. Why would I change the date and mess up the rest of my year when I agreed to September 12?
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“They said they wanted to get a crowd, if you want to get a crowd, that’s a different type of money. If you want a big event, that’s a different type of money.
“You think I’m going to say, okay, let’s look at my money, but I’m not getting no better per cent. How dumb is that to me? So let’s see what happens.”