“Rampage” Jackson to Make Boxing Debut Against Former Heavyweight Champ

Rampage" vows to silence Briggs in Qatar

In an unexpected turn of events, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, is set to embark on a new journey. On June 1st, “Rampage” will face off against former boxing champion Shannon Briggs in his first-ever boxing match. This showdown is scheduled to take place in Qatar, marking Jackson’s return to combat sports following his first-round loss to Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator 237 in Japan.

Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs, at 52, boasts a boxing record of 60-6, having last competed eight years ago with a knockout victory over Emilio Zarate. Meanwhile, 45-year-old Jackson steps into the boxing ring with limited experience, his only encounter being a unique “siamese boxing” match last year. Despite this, Jackson’s extensive MMA background, dating back to 1999, may serve him well.

Jackson’s announcement on X (formerly Twitter) stirred excitement among fans: “It’s happening! Rampage vs. Shannon Briggs in Qatar this summer. Don’t miss my first boxing match!” Jackson expressed relief at finally securing the match, after enduring over two years of Briggs’ taunts. He vowed to silence Briggs once and for all on June 1st in Qatar.


Known for his explosive striking ability in UFC, with victories over legends like Wanderlei Silva and Chuck Liddell, “Rampage” faces a daunting challenge against Briggs, a heavyweight powerhouse and a far more experienced boxer. Will this be another setback for the UFC veteran as he steps into Qatar?

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  • “It’s happening! Rampage vs. Shannon Briggs in Qatar this summer. Don’t miss my first boxing match!” – Quinton “Rampage” Jackson
  • “I finally got the contract. For over two years, I’ve listened to Shannon Briggs. Now I get the chance to shut him up for good in Qatar on June 1st.” – Quinton “Rampage” Jackson
  • “Shannon, you will regret ever challenging me all those years ago.” – Quinton “Rampage” Jackson

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