The Aussie puncher, who knows that time is against him at 33 and that he needs to step up quickly to get into title contention, has now drawn up a six or seven-fight plan to hit world-class level by the end of next year.
Browne has been linked with a Commonwealth title shot against David Price since the champion lost his unbeaten record to Tony Thompson, although the heavy hitter is hoping to secure a clash with James Toney first on April 26.
The Hatton promoted bruiser explained to WBN that there was a possible chance for him to step in to fight Price if Thompson was unable to travel to the UK last month for their contest, although Browne stated that the preparation time was unacceptable.
“My manager asked me a week out from Price’s last fight if I would step up and fight him and I said I’d love to if I was given at least four weeks notice,” Browne told World Boxing News.
“I would be an idiot to take it on a week’s notice. Other than that I haven’t heard anything else regarding Price since he lost.
“Right now, I want to fight James Toney, Alex Leapai, Audley Harrison, and then have one or two others first before I have a shot at Price. A victory over Price would then hopefully lead me to Tyson Fury if all goes well, but only time will tell,” added Browne.
A fight with Toney is secure for next month, according to Browne – although WBN has learned that negotiations are set to continue on Monday and that nothing is yet signed and sealed regarding the possible fight in Melbourne.