Browne accuses Price of ducking, aims for Sexton or Sprott

Australian heavyweight Lucas Browne is hoping to begin negotiations with former Commonwealth champion’s Sam Sexton and Michael Sprott following latest title holder David Price’s decision to vacate the belt.

Browne, 34, manoeuvred himself into the mandatory position for the belt by easily dismantling Richard Towers in five rounds last month and is disappointed that Price never stepped up to the plate and fulfilled his obligation.

“Price is ducking me,” Browne told World Boxing News. “He is afraid of my power and of getting knocked out again.

“Instead of taking the fight, Price is starting from scratch, obviously, but good luck to him and I hope he does well.

“I just want to get that title and right now a fight with Sexton or Sprott is ideal for me.”

Manager Matt Clark has already sounded out 29 year-old Sexton via social networking sites for dialogue over a potential fight as the Norwich man is on a good run of victories and should have no problem being sanctioned for the fight.

Likewise Sprott after taking his second career Prizefighter crown in the last few weeks – with more to come on the matter if Browne comes through his rematch with Clarence Tillman on December 13.

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