Bowe picks Browne to defeat Chagaev

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FORMER undisputed heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe believes boxing fans will be hailing a new “Big Daddy” on March 5. The Brooklyner ruled the roost in the land of the giants back in the early ’90s, beating the likes of Evander Holyfield, Bruce Seldon and Michael Dokes.

And now he’s tipping Australia’s Lucas Browne to follow in his footsteps by halting reigning WBA champion Ruslan Chagaev in Grozny, Chechnya.

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Rahman backs Lucas Browne to defeat Ruslan Chagaev

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TWO-TIME world heavyweight champion Hasim “The Rock” Rahman is backing Lucas Browne to knock Ruslan Chageav out.

Browne travels to the Russian Republic of Chechnya to face the reigning WBA king on March 5.

And Rahman believes the hard-hitting Aussie has enough in his locker to score a victory similar to his own stunning stoppage of British great Lennox Lewis 15 years ago.

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Chudinov vs Sturm II; Chagaev vs Browne Live on BoxNation

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BoxNation continually televises the best live International action from around the world and two big world title fights have just been added to the packed schedule with Fedor Chudinov’s rematch against Felix Sturm and Ruslan Chagaev’s title defence against Lucas Browne.

Russian ace Chudinov, the WBA Super World Super-Middleweight Champion, will go back to Germany to face Felix Sturm at the Koenig Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, on Saturday 20th February.

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Ruslan Chagaev vs Lucas Browne on March 5

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LUCAS “BIG DADDY” BROWNE has the opportunity to make history when he faces Ruslan Chagaev at the Akhmat Arena in Grozny, Chechnya on March 5. Australia has never had a world champion in the heavyweight division, but the 36-year-old from Sydney aims to change that by ripping the WBA crown away from the experienced Uzbek. Browne has been the mandatory challenger for the title since February, but has had to wait patiently for a shot due to Puerto Rico’s Fres Oquendo being granted a rematch with Chagaev. That return was scrapped in October when Oquendo suffered an injury.

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Lucas Browne: I can’t wait to get my shot at Chagaev

LUCAS “BIG DADDY” BROWNE admits he’s been waiting by the phone in anticipation of getting his World Boxing Association heavyweight title shot against Ruslan Chagaev.

The big punching Aussie was made mandatory challenger for the crown in February this year, but his challenge was pushed back after Puerto Rico’s Fres Oquendo managed to obtain a court ruling that allowed him to jump the queue and face Chagaev in a rematch of their July 2014 encounter.

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Lucas Browne prepares for Chagaev with fight against Gonzalo Basile

LUCAS “BIG DADDY” BROWNE will engage in a warm up contest against Argentina’s experienced Gonzalo Basile next month before switching his attention to WBA heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev.

The heavy-hitting Aussie is the current mandatory challenger for Chagaev’s crown, but a series of uncontrollable issues have led to the fight being delayed.

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Ruslan Chagaev and Francesco Pianeta looking sharp and ready for their heavyweight showdown

WBA World Heavyweight Champion Ruslan Chagaev and challenger Francesco Pianeta are ready for their title fight this Saturday (July 11th) at GETEC Arena in Magdeburg, Germany. Both fighters looked very sharp and focused at the public workout at Allee Center in Magdeburg doing some pad work with their trainers Dirk Dzemski (Pianeta) and Pedro Diaz and Artur Grigorian (Chagaev).

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Chagaev vs. Pianeta: WBA Heavyweight Champion has to face Oquendo and Browne next

This Saturday (July 11th) WBA World Heavyweight Champion Ruslan Chagaev will defend his title against Francesco Pianeta. The winner will not have a lot of time to enjoy his victory. The World Boxing Association (WBA) has ordered two mandatories for the old or new Champion after exceptionally allowing Chagaev a voluntary defense one year after the “White Tyson” won the vacant title in Grozny by majority decision over Fres Oquendo.

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Chagaev looking forward to Pianeta fight

On Monday Ruslan Chagaev and Francesco Pianeta, their respective trainers Pedro Diaz and Dirk Dzemski as well as promoter Timur Dugazaev and co-promoter Ulf Steinforth met for a press conference at Casino Esplanade in Hamburg, Germany. And the regular WBA World HeavyweighT Champion and his challenger perfectly adjusted to the location.

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