Australian Lucas Browne stopped Richard Towers in the fifth round of their Commonwealth heavyweight title eliminator in Hull. Browne finally tagged his man at the end of third with a short right hook and sent Towers wobbling back across the ring and on to the ropes, with the bell eventually saving the Englishman. But that warning was not heeded and Browne got the job done in devastating style at the start of the fifth as he trapped his man on the ropes and then unloaded with a spiteful barrage.
After clinging on to the ropes to remain upright, Towers was given a standing count but was in no fit state to defend himself, leading the referee to call a halt. The win earns Browne the right to fight for David Price's Commonwealth strap, but the powerful Aussie is unconvinced the Liverpudlian will fancy taking him on.
"I'm ready for it, to be honest I don't know if David Price is? He's lost his last two by TKO so will he want to take on a big puncher like me? I'm not so sure," Browne told Sky Sports.
"But I'm willing to fight him, I'm willing to fight anyone, line them all up... Chisora, Tyson Fury, even David Haye eventually."Tags: Lucas Browne