Anthony Fowler has predicted Dillian Whyte will defeat Lucas Browne in their March 24th grudge match at the O2 arena.
Fowler is scheduled to make his return to action on the undercard of the highly anticipated heavyweight match-up, having not boxed since October of last year.
The 27 year-old is looking to extend his undefeated ledger to 5-0 when he steps through the ropes at the O2.
The Rio 2016 Olympian gave his thoughts on the main event in an exclusive interview with World Boxing News, Fowler said: “I rate Dillian Whyte I think he’s a very tough fighter and he’s got a lot of grit and a lot of power, but I think Lucas Browne is a very tough man.
“Browne beat Ruslan Chagaev in Russia and that was an impressive win, to be honest. Browne will be a handful but I think Whyte will be a bit sharper and a bit tougher and will win on points.”
The fight will also be a return for Browne, after being out the ring for nine months. The build up to the fight has been a heated affair, with both big men exchanging insults throughout.
Both ‘Big Daddy’ and the ‘Body Snatcher’ have promised knockouts in their favour, but Fowler sees the contest going the distance.
Discussing the possibility of a KO, Fowler said: “No I don’t think so, they’ve both got very good chins and both are very tough men and I think Whyte is going to box clever and hopefully win on points”
Fowler's prediction will come as a bit of a surprise to most, giving the respective power and records of the two power-punching rivals.
The WBC silver belt and a potential shot at the WBC belt proper’ as a mandatory challenger down the road are on the line, along with a healthy dose of pride for both men.
Thomas Davison is a staff writer for World Boxing News. Follow Thomas on Twitter @thomasdavison93