Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Fenech Tabs Lucas Browne To Knock Rudenko Out Early

LEGENDARY Hall of Famer Jeff Fenech believes Lucas "Big Daddy" Browne can win a world title in as little as six months.

Australia has never produced a heavyweight champion of the world, but Fenech says he's seen enough in the few weeks he's been training Browne to suggest that the 35-year-old has all the ingredients.

Browne faces unbeaten Ukrainian Andriy Rudenko for the WBC's EPBC and WBA Inter-Continental crowns in Wolverhampton, England on Friday night and victory should push him closer to a showdown with either Bermane Stiverne or Ruslan Chagaev.

"The WBC and WBA champions are both beatable. If Lucas keeps getting the best sparring then he could be fighting for a world title in six months," Fenech, who himself won world honours in three weight divisions, said.

"Preparation is everything and as long as he gets the right camp, he'll be ready.

"Australia has never had a world champion in the heavyweight division and I think for Lucas to become the first would be an incredible thing.  Alex Leapai went over to Germany to fight Klitschko and he had tremendous support but Lucas can go a step further than that.

"I think if people knew Lucas's story, they would be amazed. When people learn how old he was when he started as a novice and how fast he's come on, I think his story will capture all Australians."

In the short time they have been together, Fenech has set about adding different dimensions to Browne's game and he feels they will be the difference against Rudenko this week.

Fenech said: "I watched Lucas about a year ago and I was really excited, but he was throwing just one punch at a time. Since he's been with me we've been working on getting him punching in combinations. If he can do that in this fight, I think he'll win it early.

"I trained Mike Tyson and I know it's hard to make comparisons, but holding the pads for Lucas hurt me more than Tyson did. Tyson was sharp and a great puncher. Lucas is really heavy handed and if he uses that power with combinations, then he'll win by knockout in the first few rounds."

Lucas Browne v Andriy  Rudenko is the chief supporting contest to Frankie Gavin's European welterweight title clash with Leonard Bungu. The show is being televised live and exclusively by BoxNation (Sky 437/490HD and Virgin 546).

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Klitschko vs. Joshua Getting Close as Both Sides Wait For Rulings Erik Skoglund-Timy Shala WBA Title Clash Rescheduled To Dec. 9 Tyson Fury Facing 10 Day Deadline From WBO To Explain Condition Izu Ugonoh Anticipates a World Title Shot in 2017 Jose Pedraza's Manager Not Happy, Says Boxer is Stuck in Limbo Ward: I’ve Got Plenty of Time To See What I Need Of Kovalev Mayweather Sr: Danny Garcia Can't Beat My Son, Not as Good Flanagan: Now or Never For Crolla Fight – One or Two Left at 135 Eddie Hearn Eyes Pro Deal, Star Potential For Nicola Adams James Metcalf-Serge Ambomo New MGM Headliner on October 7 Parker Tabbed By Bookies as Big Underdog in Joshua Fight Klitschko: Since Going Pro, I've Never Had Such a Long Break Ryan Rhodes: Facing Ricky Hatton Will Be Weird Kovalev Rejects Talk That Golovkin Dropped Him in Camp Dillian Whyte, Ian Lewison Explodes- Pulled Apart at Presser Pacquiao Looking Solid in Training Camp, Very Fast and Strong Kozaev, Fayfer, Papazov, Ananyan Get Wins in Krasnodar Tommy Morrison's Son Fights To Create Own Identity Mayweather Sr: I Believe My Son Will Fight Again, Break The Record Andreev, Chelokhsaev Win, Tedeev Upset in Vladikavkaz Lucas Matthysse To Return in Early 2017, Says Golden Boy Prez Photos: Perrella-Ugas, Karl-Quezada on Weight For PBC on FS1 Adam Balski Knocks Out Valery Brudov in The Fifth Chocolatito Not Pleased With Offer For Inoue, Prefers Cuadras Lewkowicz Sends Warning Message To Today's Boxers Ricardo Mayorga is Back, Plans Ring Return For December Luis Ortiz To Klitschko: I'll Replace Fury, Whoop Your Ass on 10/29 Ohara Davies is Off Burns-Relikh, Returns Saturday in Germany Hearn Keeps Everyone in Suspense on Joshua vs. Klitschko, Parker Mikey Garcia Still Waiting For a Date, Hopes For Zlaticanin Shot Video: Abregu Suffers KO Loss, Opponent Attacked Afterwards! Abregu Knocked Out By Journeyman, Post-Fight Brawl Erupts Javier Fortuna Will Go After Pedraza or Sosa vs. Smith Winner Cleverly Eager To Fight: I Want To Rip That Title Off Braehmer Pacquiao-Vargas Broadcast Team - Bradley, Smith, Kenny, More Billy Joe Saunders Return Moved To October 22 in Cardiff Juanma Vows: I'll Go For The Kill, Won't Stop Until I KO Vazquez! Golovkin-Saunders: Warren Will Try To Make The Fight Happen Ward: What Will Kovalev Do When Being the Krusher Doesn’t Work? Hopkins: Canelo-Golovkin WILL Happen, This Ain't May-Pac!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement