‘Fans are begging Lucas Browne to knock Dillian Whyte out’

Joe Hewlett 14/01/2018

Lucas Browne has upped the antics ahead of his grudge match against fellow heavyweight Dillian Whyte as he vowed to KO the Brit.

The rivals will end their on-going feud at the 02 Arena with the victor aiming for a world title challenge next.

And despite being the away fighter, the 38-year-old Australian is convinced he will silence the ‘Bodysnatcher.’

“I’m genuinely looking forward to coming over to the UK again and bashing Dillian,” said Browne.

“If Helenius and Dereck Chisora hurt him, wait until he feels how I hit. I don’t like anything about him. He’s a loud mouth and I want to take his head off.

“I have absolutely no fears about coming to London and facing Dillian. After you go to Chechnya to fight, nothing else compares.

“I’ve fought in England five times already and love fighting there. I know if I stop Whyte impressively I’ll be getting another World title shot.”

Eddie Hearn’s announcement this week has proved to be popular amongst fans on social media.

The bad blood between the pair has been apparent in recent months with both heavyweights trading verbal insults on Twitter.

Their grudge match will take place on March 24 with the number one ranking spot in the WBC on the line.

Browne’s manager Matt Clarke added: “Lucas has an incredible fan base in the UK and Ireland. You’ll never see him turn down an autograph or a photo with fight fans and consequently, he gets a lot of support.

“His social media is full of messages begging him to knock Whyte out and that’s exactly what he plans on doing. Knock out Whyte and then challenge for the World title, that’s our plan.”

Joe Hewlett is lead writer for World Boxing News. Follow Joe on Twitter @Hewlett95