I want to be the first to KO James Toney – ‘Big Daddy’ Browne

Aussie bruiser Lucas Browne has stated his intention to become the first boxer to stop former world champion James ‘Lights Out’ Toney after announcing to WBN that he will face the American next month.

The bout is touted for April 26 in Melbourne, according to the undefeated Browne, 33, who hopes to make a statement with a win against Toney and enhance his already growing reputation in the heavyweight ranks.

Browne admits that Toney, at 44, is way past his best as he delves deeper into the veteran stage of his career, although the one-time pound for pound star has only lost once since 2007 and ‘Big Daddy’ aims to stop the respected ex-title holder when they share a ring next month.

“I don’t read into other peoples styles and performances too much because it may or may not give you a false sense of security knowing he’s under performed in recent fights,” Browne told World Boxing News.

“I like to take every single fight I have the same way, and that’s like it’s the most important fight of my life, that way I’m ready for anything.

“It would be nice to cement myself as the only person to ever stop James Toney,” he added.