Lucas Browne suffered a devastating knockout loss, the first of his boxing career at the weekend, at the hands of British fighter Dillian Whyte.
The rugged Aussie was taken to hospital from The O2 Arena as a precautionary measure after what was a sickening final blow by ‘The Bodysnatcher’ in London.
At the age of 38 and with time not on his side, Browne has put the loss down to several issues in his preparations and already has plans in the pipeline to fight again soon.
“Boxing is just as much a mental game as it is a physical one… I wasn’t in the right frame of mind going into the fight as I should have been,” admitted Browne.
“Inactivity, a shit prep, four months away from your family and constant fuckups will affect you. This is not only a loss but a learning opportunity for me.
“I’m already planning my comeback and want to say thank you to ALL my fans around the world, the support has truly been amazing.
“All my sponsors for the constant support, and not to mention my team and my family. Much love from Lucas ‘Big Daddy Browne’ and I’ll see you all soon,” he added.
A couple of lower-key bouts on home soil may now be needed for Browne, who is yet to confirm whether his time under the guidance of promoter Ricky Hatton is over.
The manner of the defeat may force Browne to look hard at all aspects of his team, although a good rest is the main priority for the former WBA champion before he eventually steps back into action.