‘Big Daddy’ Browne talks Towers preparation, Price and future goals
Knockout artist Lucas ‘Big Daddy’ Browne is headed for the UK this weekend as the solid Australian nears a Commonwealth title eliminator against stablemate Richard Towers in Hull on November 2nd.
Browne and Towers, both 34, have attempted on more than one occasion in the past to face each other only for the fight to fall apart and will now get the chance to settle their differences following several previous competative sparring sessions.
6ft 4ins ‘Big Daddy’ Browne is breaking off his current training schedule to make the long trip to Britain and hopes an extended period in the country will aid his fine-tuning for the clash with Towers.
“Prep for this fight has gone to perfection. I’m fitter than I’ve ever been and I’ve got two weeks left to peak my fitness,” Browne told World Boxing News.
“I am leaving tomorrow morning for the UK and will have a full fortnight to finalize all my preparation, which is plenty of time to be in the best shape possible.”
The winner of next month’s fight will be first in line to meet current British and Commonwealth belt holder David Price in early 2014 and Browne has no qualms stepping in the ring with the big Liverpudlian at any point.
“If the Price fight is straight away I don’t mind as that is all up to my promoter Ricky Hatton, but I’ll be more than willing to fight whoever, whenever,” said Browne.
“I’ve sparred Towers. I have watched both him and Price fight and although I think Price has fought better opponents, he has also lost so it’s tough to say which of the two would be a tougher challenge.
“I am just taking one fight at a time, but this time next year I want to be recognized as a legitimate contender on the world heavyweight division and that begins with Towers.”
Towers v Browne forms a major part of Olympic gold medallist Luke Campbell’s third professional fight and second topping of a bill in his hometown. Tommy Coyle also features on the card as he fights Scot John Simpson, with Curtis Woodhouse and Rendall Munroe scheduled to make appearances.
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