Age 21 boxer started his career on July 1947 building a record of 25-12-1 over 6 years, last fighting 0 ago in September 1953. The longest win streak that Briers has ever recorded was between July 1947 and November 1948 when it totaled 9 wins. Briers's longest KO streak is 4 fights long.
A calm Briers made the statement he was hoping for in a 6 round fight against Billy Birch. Claiming the only stoppage defeat of Birch's career in round 6 of the fight via KO. Continuing on from his debut, Briers had an impressive start to his career as he went on to fight 20 fights including 4 times in 1947 and 4 times in 1949 against fighters such as Jimmy Warnock, Jimmy Gill and Jackie Foster.
Unfortunately, the first defeat of Briers's career came against Eddie Carson on January 31st, 1948 in Briers's 6th professional fight. Briers faced the first defeat of his career against Eddie Carson in the 5th round of a 6 round fight via TKO. Briers's win streak of 6 rose to 15 following 9 great wins, becoming the 7th person to stop Jimmy Warnock (Round 4 KO), 9th person to stop Jimmy Gill (Round 5 KO) and first boxer to go the distance with Joe Murphy.
Taking another knock in his career, Louis Skena was next in line for Briers with Skena coming out victorious. Briers career was at 15-2-0 following the fight. Briers fought Louis Skena and was defeated via KO in the 8 round bout. This was Briers's 2nd stoppage defeat in his career which came in the 4th round. Unfortunately a loss followed for Briers taking his record to 15 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws.
Peter Keenan was next in line for Briers where unfortunately, he was defeated on April 20th, 1949 taking his record to 15-4-0. Briers was beaten by Peter Keenan in the 6th round. Briers had only ever been stopped 3 times previously in his career.
Briers's next defeat of his career came against Joe Murphy on October 26th, 1949 taking his career record to 15-5-0. Briers's fight against Joe Murphy was Briers's 4th stoppage defeat which came via TKO in the 1st round of the fight.
Taking a knock to his career, Briers fought and was defeated by George O'neill on April 11th, 1953 taking his record to 24-11-1. George O'neill was the next opponent of Briers's career in 1953. The fight was scheduled for 8 and Briers was the 5th person to go the distance with O'neill resulting in a loss for Briers.
The next defeat of Briers's career came against Jimmy Zale on September 25th, 1953. This took his career record to 25-12-1. In one last attempt to prove he still had what it takes, Briers was unfortunately stopped in the 2nd round of a 6 round fight. Zale was only the 6th person to stop Briers to end his 38 fight career.