Here are the official weights for tomorrow night’s show at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall headlined by Frankie Gavin’s challenge for the European Welterweight Championship against Leonard Bundu, plus the chief-support between Lucas Browne and Andriy Rudenko for the Vacant WBA Intercontinental and WBC Eur-Asia Pacific Heavyweight Championship.
THE EUROPEAN AND COMMONWEALTH WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
12 X 3 Minute Rounds at 10st 7lbs (147lbs)
LEONARD BUNDU (10st 6lbs 4oz) vs. FRANKIE GAVIN (10st 6lbs 14oz)
(In Association with Hatton Promotions)
THE VACANT WBA INTERCONTINENTAL & WBC EUR-ASIA PACIFIC HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
LUCAS BROWNE (18st 11lbs) vs. ANDRIY RUDENKO (16st 10lbs 12oz)
RICKY HATTON says his heavyweight charge Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne could fight Britain’s Tyson Fury…but it’s unlikely to happen until one of them has a world title.
Despite being well-acquainted outside of the ring, Browne and Fury have talked about facing each other in the past and Hatton believes a clash is inevitable providing that they both keep winning.
Browne, 20-0 (18 KOs), faces Ukraine’s unbeaten Andriy Rudenko in Wolverhampton on Friday night with the WBA International and WBC EPBC crowns on the line.
And a victory should put the hammer-fisted Aussie in touching distance of a showdown with either Bermane Stiverne or Ruslan Chagaev.
LEGENDARY Hall of Famer Jeff Fenech believes Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne can win a world title in as little as six months.
Australia has never produced a heavyweight champion of the world, but Fenech says he’s seen enough in the few weeks he’s been training Browne to suggest that the 35-year-old has all the ingredients.
Browne faces unbeaten Ukrainian Andriy Rudenko for the WBC’s EPBC and WBA Inter-Continental crowns in Wolverhampton, England on Friday night and victory should push him closer to a showdown with either Bermane Stiverne or Ruslan Chagaev.
“The WBC and WBA champions are both beatable. If Lucas keeps getting the best sparring then he could be fighting for a world title in six months,” Fenech, who himself won world honours in three weight divisions, said. Continue reading
LUCAS “BIG DADDY” BROWNE believes he’ll be a different animal when he returns to the ring on August 1. Continue reading
Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne will take on unbeaten Ukrainian puncher Andriy Rudenko at the Civic Hall in Wolverhampton, England on August 1. Continue reading
LUCAS BROWNE has received an official letter of praise from the Australian National Boxing Federation for his historic Commonwealth title victory in England last month. Continue reading
AUSSIE puncher Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne says he’d be prepared to step in against the winner of the upcoming WBC heavyweight title fight between Chris Arreola and Bermane Stiverne.
Browne enhanced his standing with the Mexico City-based sanctioning body in Sheffield, England on Saturday night by blasting out Stiverne’s countryman Eric Martel Bahoeli in five rounds and he’s eager for sterner tests.
Fights with both Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury have been mentioned for the hard-hitting Sydney man, but he’d happily push them to one side if a world title opportunity became available.
“Like every heavyweight my ultimate goal is Klitschko, but I know I’ve got a few little things I need to work on before I’ll be ready for that fight,” he said. Continue reading
LUCAS “BIG DADDY” BROWNE became the first Australian to win the Commonwealth heavyweight title in 122 years when he scored a fifth round knockout of Canada’s Eric Martel Bahoeli at the Ponds Forge Arena in Sheffield, England on Saturday night.
After flooring Bahoeli heavily with solid right in the second, Browne sustained a severe cut above this left eye from a head clash in the third, but still battled on to record his 20th pro victory and 18th stoppage.
If anything the laceration seemed to bring out the best in the 35-year-old from Sydney. Continue reading
Tonight in Sheffield, Australian heavyweight giant Lucas Browne won the vacant Commonwealth title with an exciting 5th-round KO over Canada’s Eric Martel Bahoeli. Browne’s Sunday punch, his big right hand, got the job done, as Bahoeli was clubbed to the floor whilst stuck in a corner. The time was one-minute and 26-seconds. Browne is now 20-0(17). Bahoeli, the younger man by three year at age 32, is now 10-4(7).
There was plenty of drama to keep the fans on the edge of their seat before the ending. Browne, stalking a moving target, looked to unload his power punches, with Bahoeli boxing well, landing some shots with his fast hands. The difference in power and strength was obvious however, and sure enough Browne, known as “Big Daddy” broke though in the 2nd. A looping right hand decked Bahoeli and it looked as though the fight was over with. Continue reading
Please find below the weights from Sheffield for Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne and Eric Martel Bahoeli plus undercard as well as a selection of photos
Vacant heavyweight Commonwealth and WBC Eurasian Pacific title
Lucas Browne (19st 7lbs) v Eric Martell Bahoeli (17st 11lbs)
European bantamweight title
Karim Guerfi (8st 5lbs) v Zanzt Zhakiyanov (8st 5lbs)
Vacant WBC Youth middleweight title
Adam Etches (11st 6lbs) v Felipe De La Paz Teniente (11st 1lb) Continue reading