Exclusive: Lucas Browne manager plots fall return, says ‘anyone is a target’
Former world heavyweight champion Lucas Browne is looking to fight again in the next two or three months, according to manager Matt Clark.
Browne made light work of American journeyman Matthew Greer on Friday to blast off the cobwebs in Melbourne and Clark now hopes to keep ‘Big Daddy’ busy after a frustrating fourteen months out.
“We would love to keep him active so we are looking Ideally for something in August or September,” Clark exclusively told World Boxing News.
On possible opponents following reports of a future all-Oceania title clash with Joseph Parker, Clark stated that all the major players are now on Browne’s radar as he bids to make up for lost time.
“It’s no secret Lucas needs to shake off some rust as he hasn’t been active but we will just take the opportunities and fights as they come. He enjoyed being back in there on Friday night though.
“Right now, anyone is a target. Lucas is very determined to get his belt back that he rightfully won in the ring in Chechnya and was cleared of any wrongdoing.
“The November positive test is the result of an over the counter product and he’s now more than fully aware of potential hazards in some products.
“He’s always remained enrolled in the WBC Clean Boxing program, meaning he’s available to be tested 24/7, 365 days a year.
“Lucas is right back in the mix after this latest win but we will take it step by step and see where we end up,” he said.
Parker is also being eyed by British ex-WBC cruiserweight title holder Tony Bellew, so could be elusive for Browne to nail down as a championship chance by the end of this year comes closer to reality for the tough Aussie.
Phil Jay is Editor of World Boxing News. Follow on Twitter @PhilDJay