Toney vs. Browne
Lucas ‘Big Daddy’ Browne (16-0, 14 KOs) outpointed American legend James ‘Lights Out’ Toney (74-8-3, 45 KOs) over 12 rounds to capture the World Boxing Foundation heavyweight title at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre this afternoon in Melbourne, Australia.
The first half of the fight saw an interesting contest with the shorter Toney starting positively looking to attack Browne with Browne using his range to set up power shot opportunities. Toney caught Browne with some good right hands in round five while Browne used his jab to great effect to keep Toney at bay for the most part of each round, to rack up points with the judges. Browne’s heavy hands always seemed to look threatening but the Australian respected Toney’s defensive nous and opted against being overly aggressive.
The second half of the fight saw Browne continue to use his size to control the smaller Toney whilst Toney reduced his offensive output which saw Browne take the later rounds to record a 117-111, 119-109 and 120-108 victory on the three judge’s scorecards. Continue reading
Tomorrow afternoon Melbourne, Australia time, one of the biggest fight cards seen in Melbourne in recent years takes place at the Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre. Headlining the action is unbeaten Australian heavyweight Lucas ‘Big Daddy’ Browne (15-0, 14 KOs) who takes on current IBU heavyweight and former multiple division world champion James ‘Lights Out’ Toney (74-7-5, 45 KOs) for the World Boxing Foundation heavyweight title. Continue reading
Current IBU heavyweight champion and future hall of famer James Toney (74-7-3, 45 KOs) and his father, trainer and manager John Arthur took time out to exclusively speak to ESB today ahead of Toney’s heavyweight showdown with unbeaten Australian Lucas ‘Big Daddy’ Browne (15-0, 14 KOs) in Melbourne, Australia this Sunday.
Toney and Arthur discussed all subjects, including his time in Melbourne and fight preparation, recent ring inactivity, managing of weight, time in the UFC and future plans.
Arthur explains the bout with Browne came after the proposed bout with Tomasz Adamek fell through, that was scheduled for last September. “We were supposed to fight Adamek in September” where after that “I started to reach out to everybody and it seemed like every door that got called in the United States was closed. I reached out to some people and they put me in touch with some promoters in Australia and they said they wanted to make this happen and this is where we have ended up at… This kid (Browne) has wanted to fight James and James has never ducked and dodged anybody his whole career so I said let’s take it.” Continue reading
LUCAS “BIG DADDY” BROWNE believes he’ll announce his presence on the world stage if he beats wily veteran James Toney in Melbourne on Saturday night.
The Aussie has already garnered plaudits from his phenomenal string of knockouts, but Toney, a four weight world champion, marks a significant step up in class.
“A win here against Toney would get my name out there like I want and need it to be if I’m to continue to be successful,” unbeaten Browne said.
“It’s the exposure I’m after as well as the learning experience I desire.”
While Toney may be 44, he has undeniable skills so Browne knows he cannot afford to be complacent when he steps into the ring this weekend. Continue reading
New boxing promoter Mick Gatto is thrilled to bring out American and Middleweight, Super Middleweight & Cruiserweight and two time Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year, James “Lights Out” Toney to Australia to fight in the main event against Australia’s undefeated Heavyweight boxing champion Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne in Melbourne’s Convention and Exhibition Centre on Sunday 28th April from 2pm.
“Im looking forward to coming to Australia where I’ll be fighting Lucas “The Clown” Browne where im gonna knock his lights out” says Toney.
Toney (74 – 45 by KO – 7 losses, 3 draws) has been a World Boxing Champion in the heavyweight, cruiserweight, middleweight, super cruiserweight, light heavyweight, and super middleweight divisions and is still a force to be reckoned with at 44 years of age. He will be fighting his next battle in the heavyweight division on his first ever fight in Australia. Perth’s Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne, 33, has never been beaten, having won 15 fights including 14 KO’s. Continue reading