Travis Walker: Lucas Browne needs work, right now he won’t go far

Phil Jay 02/08/2013

American heavyweight Travis Walker believes that hard-hitting Lucas ‘Big Daddy’ Browne still has a lot to do if the 17-0 Hatton Promotions star wants to fulfil his dream of becoming a world champion in future.

Walker, 34, suffered an eleventh career loss against Browne last month in Victoria after dropping the undefeated fighter in the first round and questioned the Aussies title credentials when speaking to WBN this week.

“I think with the right trainer and training, Browne can be a fighter,” Walker told World Boxing News. “He just needs time to learn the game, but as of now, I don’t think he can go far in this division.”

Browne, also 34, has built up an 88% knockout ratio since turning pro in 2009 and has been linked to fights in the UK against the likes of David Price and stablemate Richard Towers in recent months.

For veteran Walker on the other hand, the Texas-based ‘Freight Train’ is growing increasingly frustrated since his last victory over Kali Meehan and hopes to be given a big opportunity with the right time to prepare as he looks to get back to winning ways following four straight defeats.

“I hope to get back in the ring soon,” said Walker. “I just need enough time to get ready for a fight. No one wants to give me a real fight as everybody is just calling me last minute.”