Former WBA heavyweight champion Lucas Browne has informed WBN that he’d accept any offer to fight Wladimir Klitschko on December 10 in Germany.
Klitschko, 40, has booked the date for his return as talks to face Anthony Joshua in Manchester, England have recently stalled due to the fact the Ukrainian wants to fight for the vacant WBA title.
As Aussie Browne is stipulated next in line for the belt, a fight with Klitschko seems the obvious choice for the return of ‘Dr. Steelhammer’ who seemingly found a loophole to back out of facing Joshua.
“I’ve said it before, Lucas Browne will fight anyone. If the Klitschko call comes it’s certainly a big fight he’d take,” manager Matt Clark exclusively told World Boxing News.
Browne himself added: “I’m training hard and have something to prove. The Klitschko fight is one I’m 100% up for.”
Both Klitschko and Joshua seem set to take different paths, although a summer showdown at Wembley could be on the cards should the pair come through separate outings before Christmas.
For Browne, it would represent a massive opportunity on the back of the Ruslan Chagaev debacle and give ‘Big Daddy’ the chance to once again prove he can rule the world following his brief previous reign.
The decision by Klitschko to insist on contesting the WBA title means a further split in the heavyweight championship, with four champions set to be holding top division straps by the spring of 2017.