‘Big Daddy’ Browne set for UK return, awaits date for Towers bout
Australian big-hitter Lucas Browne will be heading to British shores once again this year as the undefeated heavyweight finally gets to trade blows with stablemate Richard Towers.
Browne, who possesses a solid 17-0 record with 15 stoppages, has been scheduled to face Sheffield-based Towers twice in the past, only for the fights to fall apart through seperate injury and Visa problems.
The 34 year-old is now awaiting a date from promoter Ricky Hatton to battle the 14-0 Briton in a Commonwealth heavyweight title eliminator, with the winner in line to face current champion and Lonsdale belt holder David Price in 2014.
“The fight against Towers has been confirmed and the date should be announced soon,” Browne told World Boxing News.
“It’s 100% on and will be the Commonwealth eliminator as before. I am looking forward to going back to UK.”
The 6ft 4ins bruiser last fought in Britain in June 2012 ieasily dispatching of Hastings Rasani in one round, but has since upped his level of opponents considerably in defeating former world champion James Toney and Travis Walker.
‘Big Daddy’ also pointed out to WBN that he is currently on the lookout for some much-needed sponsorship in his bid to become a world champion. Browne is looking to improve his training facilities and quality of sparring as upcoming opponent Towers has been enjoying training alongside the best in the business.
“I have to give myself exposure to gain the sponsorship I need to raise the cash to reach the top,” explained Browne. “Towers is sparring David Haye and the Klitschko’s so once I have that in place, I can be doing something similar.
“Right now I am training and eating better than ever and I am ready to give the world something to talk about. I need that Commonwealth title in order to do that, so I have to go through Towers. This is my time to shine!”
Towers, also 34, was linked to a defence of his EU heavyweight title against mandatroy contender Johann Duaupas in France this October, although it won’t be clear if that fight is still set to go ahead until Hatton Promotions put out a statement.
For anyone interested in sponsoring Lucas Browne in his quest to become world heavyweight champion – contact Lucas on Twitter @BigDaddyBrowne1