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Lucas Browne close to Commonwealth title shot, Eric Martel in the frame

Phil Jay 10/02/2014

Australian heavyweight Lucas Browne is ready to put his activity frustrations behind him as he finally hopes to land his delayed shot at the Commonwealth heavyweight title in the spring.

The 34 year-old, who goes the nickname ‘Big Daddy’ due to his ferocious punching power, defeated Briton Richard Towers in five rounds last November to earn his chance – which has not yet been forthcoming.

Browne has aired his grievances about what he sees as a lack of movement on some of the bigger fights on offer – following a low-key two month spell since he knocked out Clarence Tillman just before Christmas.

The 6ft 4ins man mountain now believes his is close to finally landing that championship clash he craves and has explained to WBN that Canada’s PBC title holder Eric Martel Bahoeli is a possible target for his next outing.

“I am putting everything that has happen lately behind me and getting on with the job at hand and that is focusing on the Commonwealth title and nothing else,” Browne exclusively told World Boxing News on Monday.

“Right now, it looks to be close to being signed and will probably to be in the UK against the Canadian champion (Eric Martel Bahoeli – CPCB title holder).

“I’m excited about having a fight booked in and am pumped to show the world what I can do once again. I want that title and I have just happy to move onwards and upwards with my team as I know I am on the right track.”

Martel, 32, goes by the nickname ‘The Hammer’ and has won ten of his thirteen bouts, stopping his last three in succession. The Quebec fighter should pose no threat to Browne’s imminent rise to the higher end of the rankings though, with many prediction the big man can mix it with the likes of Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury in future.

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