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 Last update:  7/19/2013       Read more by Boxing Clever            &
Lucas Browne vs. Richard Towers is Off, Visa Issue
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The West Australian reports that Richard Towers was denied a visa to enter Australia, which has forced the cancelation of his scheduled fight with Lucas Browne, a Commonwealth title eliminator on July 25th the Melbourne Pavilion in Flemington, Victoria, Australia. The Department of Immigration rejected Towers' application overnight because of his past criminal record.

Towers served six-and-a-half years of a 13-year prison sentence for conspiracy following the kidnapping and torture of a man. Now Browne's camp is scrambling to get a replacement.

"I'm p****d off hard that it's happened again, that I knew it was (going to happen again), that everyone should've known, and that I've been training hard for this fight and I'm now fighting someone else," Browne told

Tags: Richard Towers , Lucas Browne , Towers-Browne , Towers vs Browne

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comment by Tom Cruise, on 07-20-2013
[QUOTE=taansend]Australia's not letting the bloke in because he has a criminal record :pat:[/QUOTE] :lol1: :lol1:

comment by Mr Ehrmantraut, on 07-20-2013
Simply pathetic.

comment by paulf, on 07-20-2013

comment by Clegg, on 07-20-2013
Seems like a real Mickey Mouse set-up. When they tried to do Chavez-Murray, those involved found out well beforehand that it couldn't take place because of Murray's criminal record. Yet here they only found out 5 days before the fight. It really should've been sorted long before that and to be ho...

comment by joe strong, on 07-20-2013
[QUOTE=taansend]Australia's not letting the bloke in because he has a criminal record :pat:[/QUOTE] He did 6 years for kidnapping & torture... I can't go to the states for $30 worth of pot, americans can't get visas to work in canada if they have an impaired charge...

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