Australian Heavyweight contender Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne has joined forces with former European Heavyweight champion Dereck “Del Boy” Chisora, while preparing for his March 24 grudge match with Dillian Whyte.
Chisora, who lost a hotly disputed decision to Whyte in December 2016, provided Browne will some advice on how to get the better of Whyte in their upcoming WBC Silver title fight which will be held at London’s O2 Arena.
Browne stated: “Dereck is an absolute gentleman and today’s session was a good hard slog. It was exactly what I needed. We had a good chat about Whyte and what he brings.”
Browne’s trainer, Rodney Williams, continued: “The sparring was excellent and just what was required at this stage of Lucas’s preparation. Chisora is a humble man and we found both him and his trainer, Don Charles, very welcoming and accommodating. We have another session lined up on Wednesday.”
Chisora extended the welcoming by inviting Browne to his farm for sprint work around his race track. “We will put in a big session tomorrow, followed by more sparring Wednesday, and from there on I’ll be sharpening up and getting ready to put Whyte to sleep,” Browne concluded.
IN OTHER NEWS: Chazz Witherspoon raised his winning streak to eight in a row as he went the eight-round distance by won a unanimous decision over Lamont Capers that headlined a seven-bout card at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City.
The show, which took place this past Saturday, was promoted by Mis Downing Promotions and Silverspoon Promotions.
Witherspoon was able to outpoint the crafty Capers. Capers was very competitive, but it was Witherspoon's size and harder punches that proved to be the difference as he captured the via 78-74, 78-74 and 77-75 scores.
Witherspoon of Paulsboro, NJ is now 37-3. Capers, who was fighting for the 2nd time in seven days is 9-12-4.
Willis Lockett took a six-round majority decision over Prince Badi Ajamu in a cruiserweight bout.
Lockett of Takoma Park, MD won by scores of 59-55, 58-56 and 57-57, and is now 16-22-6. Ajamu of Camden, NJ is 28-4-1.