Lucas Browne Promises Top Form For Chagaev Title Clash

LUCAS "BIG DADDY" BROWNE says he's fitter than ever and ready to make history.
The 36-year-old Australia aims to become his nation's first ever world heavyweight champion when he squares off with WBA kingpin Ruslan Chagaev in Grozny, Chechnya on March 5.
Browne has been training like a demon with head coach Rodney Williams and British legend Nigel Benn for a number of weeks and believes he will be a whole new animal come fight night.
"My camp has been unreal. We've been in the gym for over six weeks and there's still over seven weeks to go so people are going to get a shock when they see me in the ring," he said.
"I'm lighter now and I'm working on my footwork every day with Rodney so I think people are going to be surprised at how agile I've become. My power is still there, but I'm slipping better and I've learned that I don't need to stand directly in front of an opponent to knock them out.
"I've got the perfect team now and each day I'm learning new things. Rodney is the quiet one who provides a calming influence and concentrates on the pad work while Nigel is the loud one who shouts and gets me pumped up. He’s the motivator and the cheerleader."
Come fight night there will be few in Grozny cheering for Browne. While hailing from Uzbekistan, Chagaev has become something of a national hero in Chechnya and even has the backing of the republic’s president and famed boxing aficionado Ramzan Kadyrov.
Browne is expecting a hostile atmosphere at the 5,000 capacity Colosseum Sports Hall, but he does not feel any trepidation.
“To me it's just a place I have to go to if I want to fulfil my dream of being a world champion,” he said.
“The crowd will be against me and I’m fine with that. I’ve been in hostile situations in my personal life so this holds no fear for me.
"Back when I was working as a bouncer I had people attack me with chairs and knives and I was shot at. I came through that because I don't scare easily and I'm certainly not scared of Chagaev or having fans shouting things against me.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Tobi.G on 01-11-2016

If hes realy improved he could beat past prime Chagaev.

Comment by fredhopple on 01-11-2016

[QUOTE=BennyST;16384542]:lol1: Classic. Anyway, I don't see Browne beating Chagaev. Don't see him beating anyone at the top, unless he manages to land one huge punch that ends it. That's really his only chance.[/QUOTE] Browne is a clown a weak nothing…

Comment by BennyST on 01-11-2016

[QUOTE=fredhopple;16383995]Who the hell is Lucas Browne from Aussie land where there are no real men at all? Isn't there some caveman type Travis Browne dragging Lousy Rousey around by the hair also? same guy?[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Clegg;16384100]Nope, different guys, that's why they…

Comment by Suckmedry on 01-11-2016

Browne is the worst fighter I have ever seen boxing at this level. He's big and strong and no doubt a tough guy, and that is literally it. He fought a guy with a losing record who came on a…

Comment by Clegg on 01-11-2016

Brothers tend to be different people though rather than the same guy.

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