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‘Big Daddy’ Browne back in August, realistically targets Klitschko next year

Phil Jay 17/06/2014

Australian hard-hitter Lucas Browne is scheduled to return to action in the autumn as the undefeated knockout artist continues his development as a genuine world title challenger.

The 35 year-old, who has racked up 18 stoppages from 20 wins, is now being talked about in similar company to the likes of Dereck Chisora, Tyson Fury and Shannon Briggs after serving his apprenticeship over a five-year career.The Sydney-based puncher hopes to be ready to make the biggest step up of all in 2015 as a possible encounter with four-belt king Wladimir Klitschko becomes more practical with every win.

“Right now, out of all the fighters I get linked to I think people like me against Chisora,” Browne told World Boxing News.

“There are obviously others that are up there in the WBC rankings and hopefully they can happen soon, but the trouble is I actually have no say in who I fight.

“I suppose everyone is targeting Klitschko as he is the man who has the majority of the belts and the money fights too, although realistically a fight like that is a year or so for me.”

There is a growing list of contenders piling up behind Klitschko and WBC title holder Berman Stiverne as the top division begins to simmer once again on the back of a painstaking lull, and Browne is just glad he is in the mix with the likes of Kubrat Pulev and Deontay Wilder.

“Most of these guys have earned their spots as mandatory challengers just as I will very soon and I want to be fighting some, or all of them for my spot so I’m excited about it.

“At the moment I am back in Wolverhampton, UK on Augsut 1st and that is what I am concentrating on. I am just not sure who it is against yet,” concluded Browne.

Browne blew away Eric Bahoeli in typical fashion last time out in April to capture the vacant Commonwealth title and will more than likely be making the first defence of that title against a fringe top ten opponent.

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