AUSTRALIAN puncher Lucas Browne is sending his best wishes to heavyweight rivals Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury this weekend because he wants to be the man to inflict punishing defeats on them.
The two Britons square off with Kevin Johnson and Joey Abell respectively at London’s Copperbox Arena tonight and are likely to meet each other in the summer if they come through.
However, Browne, who is set to contest the Commonwealth title, would like to test his mettle against both of them.
Lucas, 19-0 (17 KOs), has a sizable European fanbase following a trio of knockout wins in the UK and would make a credible opponent for any British heavyweight.
“I’m hoping Chisora and Fury win this weekend,” he said. “However, let them both know that they can consider themselves hunted.
“I’m after both of them. Fury knows it, Chisora appears to not want to know anything about. He doesn’t reply on Twitter. I can’t blame him. They know I’ll knock them cold.
“I want both of them this year. Send me a contract and I’ll knock them out in 2014. The fans are behind me. I’m keen to punish both of them.”
Matt Clark, Browne’s manager, added: “We’re all for it. Lucas wants Chisora and Fury and if we can set a date we’re there. It’s going to be a big year this year.”