fights to push Australian heavyweight Lucas Browne back to the top
Sydney heavyweight Lucas Browne travelled to London back in March aiming to beat
home fighter Dillian Whyte in front of his own fans and push himself a step closer
to a shot at the world heavyweight title.
didn't go according to plan for the 39-year-old from New South Wales, however,
and the resulting defeat at the 02 Arena moved his professional record to 25-1-0,
22 of his wins coming by way of knockout.
puncher dubbed 'Big Daddy' saw his short-term goals derailed but what must he
do to push himself back into contention for major honours?
Rob via Twitter
starts his recovery against little-known New Zealander Julius Long at the Gold
Coast Convention Centre on September 28th and it's a bout he's expected to win
at a canter with the man in the opposite corner bringing a rather uninspiring
18-20-0. The latest boxing
odds have it as a bit of a mismatch.
he fails to do as expected and pass that test, it's likely Lucas will have to
call it a day and retire, a bitter taste left in his mouth that comes with going
so near to genuine glory.
he does win here's two more fighters Browne could beat to grab a short-cut back
towards the likes of Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder
Allen would be the perfect opponent after seeing off Long and it's a bout that
could surely be made before the end of the year. Not only would it be a great
scalp to have on his record, it would also strengthen the Aussie scrapper's world
ranking and give him a chance to head back to England and right a few wrongs.
'White Rhino' from Yorkshire boasts
a record of 14 wins against four defeats and two draws with a pair of those
losses coming inside the distance. Allen is as gutsy as they come but was stopped
in seven by Luis Ortiz and 10 by Tony Yoka. He's a man that won't roll over easily
but it's a winnable fight for Browne.
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in line, should Lucas do the business against Long and Allen, should really be
Joseph Parker. A real step up in grade from the two mentioned above, but at 39
Browne can't afford to take his time; he must gamble and go for the big names
as soon as possible.
is the only man in the pro ranks to take Anthony Joshua the distance, but he has
lost each of his last two, beaten
on points by AJ and Dillian Whyte. There wouldn't be a better time to fight
him with confidence sure to be low. The number one heavyweight out of New Zealand
versus the top-ranked Australian, they'd certainly have no trouble selling out
a major venue, making all concerned serious cash in the process.