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Jul
2019

Exclusive: Klitschko v Browne still not in talks, clarifies lawyer

Phil Jay 24/10/2016

Will Hart / Mark Robinson

Former world heavyweight champion Lucas Browne is still not in negotiations with Wladimir Klitschko, the Aussie puncher’s lawyer Leon Margules has confirmed once again 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.

As the boxing world await the official decision from the WBA, Margules has stated there’s been no movement for at least the last four days on potential Klitschko talks after initially informing WBN that negotiations were unsuccessful late last week.

The WBA should make the ruling official at some point today or tomorrow, which would then determine whether the biggest top division fight of the year will take place at Manchester Arena in six weeks’ time.

WBN specifically asked Margules if there had been any contact from Klitschko’s team at KMG on Monday morning, which he denied, whilst at the same time clarifying that nothing could happen regarding a fight with Browne without his involvement.

“I cannot say the fight won’t happen but there have been no talks. Lucas Browne is in camp so if a deal was made, we still could do the fight but as it stands I’ve heard nothing from Klitschko’s team,” Margules exclusively told World Boxing News.

Alexander Ustinov or ex-Vitali Klitschko opponent Manuel Charr could possibly be contenders for ‘Dr. Steelhammer’ should the Joshua fight finally collapse and Browne not be approached.

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