Ruslan Chagaev-Lucas Browne Ordered By The WBA

By Hilmar Rojas

The Championships Committee of the World Boxing Association has ordered the immediate negotiations for a mandatory fight between WBA 'regular' heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev and unbeaten challenger Lucas Browne, who is the highest rated (4) available contender in the division, and the Intercontinental champion.

The time allotted for reaching an agreement is 30 days, with a purse bid being called if no deal is reached. Chagaev has been the regular heavyweight title owner since last July 6 when he beat Fres Oquendo.

Australia's Browne has a record of 22-0, 19 KO, while the champion is 33-2-1, 20 KO.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ulver on 02-25-2015

[QUOTE=Scott-Weiland;15415012]Not really an admirer of Browne, he's a nice guy but he is nothing more than a crude out of shape brawler, hell he has heart and desire even a touch charismatic I just don't rate the guy at all.…

Comment by US Dirk Killer on 02-25-2015

[QUOTE=Pigeons;15415225]That would be a good fight.[/QUOTE] .................................

Comment by Pigeons on 02-25-2015

[QUOTE=Hougigo;15414812]What if Wilder "unified" with one of these guys?[/QUOTE] That would be a good fight.

Comment by Hougigo on 02-25-2015

[QUOTE=Scott-Weiland;15415012]Surely neither org would sanction it. Chagaev if in condition eases to a points victory if he is shape, big if, I hope the fight is better than the Oquendo Chagaev one, that was truly awful man. I rate or…

Comment by ScottWeiland on 02-25-2015

[QUOTE=Freedom.;15414816]I was just hoping yesterday the WBA should order this fight, but I didn't believe they would. Good to see Lucas Browne finally get a decent payday and a chance to win a version of a title. He's worked hard…

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