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Shannon Briggs and Wladimir Klitschko in Food Fight at Hollywood Restaurant (Video)

Two heavyweight boxers decided to go a few rounds in Hollywood, Florida, the other day. Unfortunately, the incident occurred in a restaurant instead of a ring.

The bizarre incident occurred at Mama Mia Italian Ristorante in Hollywood, where Wladimir Klitschko was enjoying a quiet lunch.

Apparently, Shannon Briggs barged in and started eating the heavyweight champ's food, saying, "What you do, I do, champ."

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Klitschko then poured a glass of water -- all over Briggs' head. You can probably guess the chaos that ensued.

In what appears to be an iPhone video of the incident, a voice can be heard saying, "Take it outside." Briggs leaves, but not before some tables are thrown around.

It looks like Klitschko won this fight since TMZ reports that Briggs had to go to a local ER to get treatment for "cuts on his foot and leg from broken glass."

This is the latest in a string of attempts by Briggs to provoke Klitschko into giving him a fight. Earlier in the week, Klitschko tweeted that Briggs rushed into a gym where the boxer was training; Klitschko posted a two-minute video of the altercation:

Here's a video of the wacky food fight, posted on YouTube by Fight News:

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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