Two bouts from the WBA heavyweight tournament took place on Saturday night as Luis Ortiz (25-0) amicably mowed down Tony Thompson (40-7) while Lucas Browne (24-0) beat the odds and an eight count to stop Ruslan Chagaev (34-3-1), claimed the WBA title and emerged as the first ever Australian heavyweight champion.… Read Article
LUCAS BROWNE wrote his name into the history books with a stunning tenth round stoppage of Ruslan Chagaev on Saturday night (March 5).
The 36-year-old was bravery and determination personified as he bounced back from a sixth round knockdown to end the fight in spectacular fashion.… Read Article
In a surprisingly entertaining heavyweight battle, Australian slugger Lucas Browne scored a big upset win in stopping defending WBA champ Ruslan Chagaev in the 10th-round in Grozny, Russia. Browne, who had been wobbled in the 5th and heavily decked himself in the 6th, came back to pull out a right hand from nowhere which dropped the durable if aging Chagaev in round-ten.… Read Article
Australian heavyweight Lucas Browne (24-0, 21 KOs) showed that he’s not someone you take lightly at any point in his fights, as he came back late in this fight to stop WBA “regular” heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev (34-3-1, 21 KOs) by a 10th round knockout to win his WBA belt at the Colosseum Sport Hall in Grozny, Chechnya, Russia.
Chagaev, 37, showed little respect for Browne’s punching power in the fight. He was constantly putting … Read Article
The heavyweight division could see another shakeup tonight if Lucas Browne dethrones WBA World Heavyweight Champion Ruslan Chagaev in Grozny, Chechnya, exclusively live tonight on BoxNation.
Syndney’s hard-hitting Browne, a big favourite with BoxNation viewers’ in the UK, aims to make history and become Australia’s first ever world heavyweight champion and progress into the next stage of the WBA’s title reshuffle tournament to define one world champion in the organisation.… Read Article
LUCAS BROWNE: “I HAVE 24 MILLION AUSSIES BEHIND ME”
LUCAS BROWNE believes he’ll have a whole nation supporting him when he steps into the ring to face WBA heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev in Grozny on Saturday night (March 5).
While there will be few Australians to cheer him on in the arena this weekend, Browne feels everyone in his homeland will be turning on their TV sets and hoping for him to make history.… Read Article
Boxing legend Kostya Tszyu is jetting into Grozny, Chechnya for Saturday’s big Chageav v Browne WBA title fight.
With multiple world titles to his name, Tszyu is regarded as one of the greats of his age and he will certainly be serving as an inspiration to Browne as he attempts to write his own name into the history books.… Read Article
LUCAS BROWNE has been smashing his sparring partners in preparation for his March 5 WBA heavyweight title challenge against Ruslan Chagaev.
The Aussie has shared the ring with a variety of boxers in order to be at his best and few have been able to mix it with him for too long.
Earlier this week, Browne took part in an opening sparring session in front of the media, and most scribes went away believing they … Read Article
He’s fighting for a slice of the heavyweight title and it means the world to him. Australian slugger Lucan Browne will face veteran Ruslan Chagaev for a portion of the WBA crown on March 5th, and legendary ex-champions Larry Holmes, Riddick Bowe and Hasim Rahman have been giving the raw puncher known as “Big Daddy” (Bowe’s nickname back in the day, one Riddick says he is proud to pass on to Browne) advice and encouragement.… Read Article
LUCAS “BIG DADDY” BROWNE has received some words of advice from heavyweight legend Larry Holmes ahead of his WBA title clash with Ruslan Chagaev on March 5.
The Easton Assassin was one of the sport’s dominant forces in the late 1970s and early 1980s, beating big names such as Ken Norton, Earnie Shavers and the greatest of them all, Muhammad Ali.
Today he is busy managing his numerous businesses and investments, but he still had … Read Article