Former heavyweight champion Lucas Browne has moved to deny rumors of a possible purse between £300,000 and £1 million pounds for a fight against Dillian Whyte in the spring.
Talks have been ongoing between Eddie Hearn and Browne’s representative Leon Margules over the past weeks as both sides attempt to get a deal done for March or April of 2018.
Browne, known as ‘Big Daddy’, is keen to fight in the United Kingdom next year after making a successful return from losing a portion of his career due to failed drug tests – denied by the fighter himself.
As Whyte looks for an opponent for his next date, originally supposed to be on February 3rd, Browne would be more than willing to share the ring with the Londoner in a bid to move closer to another world title fight.
‘The Bodysnatcher’ is highly-rated with more than one organization and would represent a good scalp for Browne should the contest get over the line after the Christmas period.
Regarding an agreement though, Browne said the bout was ‘nowhere near’ worth £1 million and that numbers being discussed were even south of the £300,000 mark.