Former two-time world heavyweight boxing champ Shannon Briggs is eyeing a return in 2020.

The boxing world can still remember how Briggs used to dominate the heavyweight division several years ago. And now, ahead of the Ruiz vs. Joshua rematch, the former heavyweight champ has stated that if he will be given ample time to get in shape, he will make a comeback in 2020.

In a brief talk with TMZ Sports, Briggs gave a simple yet deep thought about the upcoming rematch between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr.

According to Briggs, it’s too early to predict but he wants to look both Joshua and Ruiz in the eyes to tell who’s got the edge.

“I wanna look the guys in the eyes and see who got the edge,” Briggs said.

But more importantly, Briggs all of a sudden showed off some shadow boxing stunt in front of TMZ and said that he wants to make a return in 2020.

“I think if they give me a shot in 2020, they’re gonna see who the real champ is,” Briggs exclaimed.

Briggs added that at this point, he is out of shape but in just 6 months time he can face whoever is presented.

“I think that right now I’m out of shape but if you give 6 months and you give me a couple of fights, I’ll be able to fight any man in the world,” Briggs boasted.

In a different interview with, Briggs detailed how Joshua should fight a champion like Ruiz. Based on his assessment, Joshua should move around and not settle with the jab, Boxing News 24 noted.

“Joshua is already losing weight, right? So, I’m thinking he’s going to be moving a lot. So I’m going to be on my toes, ready to stock him. If I’m Joshua, I’m going to be keeping that jab from the distance, but I can’t just do that. I’ve got to do this; move side to side. He’s got to use the ring to keep him out there, but you’ve got to beat the champion,” 

At one period in Briggs’ life, he was mentally depressed and very overweight.

However, he managed to cut weight, rebuilt his body and returned to the ring. During in the stint of his return, Briggs won nine fights with eight coming by way of knockout.

During Briggs’ entire comeback, he would excessively shout what became his well-known catchphrase - "let's go champ,” which apparently inspires Joshua at this point, Boxing Scene reported.

"Shannon Briggs talks about the times he was down and out, and nobody believed in him. That's where 'let's go champ' comes into my life right now," Joshua told Sky Sports.

Anthony Joshua Anthony Joshua said his next fight should ideally be against Deontay Wilder. In this picture, Joshua celebrates with the IBF, WBA Super, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight belts after his IBF, WBA Super, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Championship title fight against Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium in London, England, Sept. 22, 2018. Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images