Aussie big hitter ready for British debut

Knockout artist Lucas ‘Big Daddy’ Browne is threatening to run British boxing’s top heavyweights out of town.

The unbeaten Australian heavyweight champion who has knocked out ten of his eleven victims is teaming up with Hatton Promotions, and boxes on their card at Oldham Sports Centre on Saturday April 21.
Browne, 32, tackles Melton Mowbray’s Paul Butlin over six rounds on the bill topped by Anthony Crolla’s British lightweight title defence against Derry Mathews. Hatton Promotions CEO Ricky Hatton contacted Browne’s team after his recent stoppage of Colin Wilson to win the Aussie crown.
Browne said: “That fight for the Australian title really made people sit up and take notice. I feel like I’ve only just begun to realise my potential and I’m improving all the time. The best is definitely yet to come .
“I’ve left no stone unturned in my preparation for this fight. I have been sparring with Pieter Cronje, Mark De Mori and Grant Horwood. I realise that this next fight is easily the biggest of my career and I intend to make a statement. I’m hoping that any Aussie fight fans in northern England will come and support me.
“Of course, I intend on winning over some new fans while I’m there too. I think the English fans will enjoy my style.”

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