Former world heavyweight champion Lucas Browne is still not in negotiations with Wladimir Klitschko, the Aussie puncher’s lawyer Leon Margules has confirmed to WBN.
Browne, 37, is at the center of speculation regarding a possible fight with Wladimir Klitschko, as the World Boxing Association consider whether to sanction a unification for the Ukrainian with Anthony Joshua.
Rumours Klitschko was proposing a Hamburg fight with Browne for the belt vacated by Tyson Fury had let promoter Eddie Hearn to believe the 40 year-old was about to pull out of facing Joshua on December 10.
As the boxing world await the official decision from the WBA, Margules has stated there’s been no movement for at least two days in Klitschko talks after initially informing WBN that negotiations were unsuccessful earlier this week.
The WBA should make the ruling official at some point on Saturday, which would then determine whether the biggest top division fight of the year will take place at Manchester Arena in six weeks’ time.
For Browne, it seems a ‘regular’ or ‘interim’ title clash is on the horizon, although it’s unlikely to be Klitschko on December 10, according to the latest from Margules.
Alexander Ustinov or ex-Vitali Klitschko opponent Manuel Charr could possibly be contenders for ‘Dr. Steelhammer’ should the Joshua fight finally collapse.