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Whyte: Browne Old & Slow; He Has No Way of Stopping Me

By Keith Idec

Lucas Browne and Dillian Whyte continued talking trash to each other Thursday.

London’s Whyte was dismissive of Browne’s chances of winning their heavyweight fight during a press conference to officially announce their March 24 battle at O2 Arena in London.

“Lucas Browne hasn’t got no way of stopping me,” Whyte said. “He doesn’t throw combinations, and he’s old and slow. All he’s got is power. I’m younger, fresher and have got power and skills.”

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Whyte (22-1, 16 KOs) has lost only to British rival Anthony Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs), who has emerged as boxing’s best heavyweight since stopping Whyte in the seventh round of their December 2015 fight in London.

Whyte wasn’t particularly impressive in his last fight, a 12-round, unanimous-decision win over Finland’s Robert Helenius (25-2, 16 KOs) on the Anthony Joshua-Carlos Takam undercard October 28 in Cardiff, Wales. The Jamaican-born contender is nine years younger than the 38-year-old Browne, however, and has been much more active in recent years.

Australia’s Browne (25-0, 22 KOs) has fought just once since stopping Ruslan Chagaev (34-3-1, 21 KOs) in the 11th round to win the WBA world heavyweight title in March 2016.

“It’s a fight we’ve been trying to get for a while,” Whyte said. “We’ve been chasing Lucas Browne for a long time, when he was supposedly WBA champion of the world. I offered to fight him. He said no, I’m not ranked. No, he’s not going to fight me. Go and do it the hard way, like he did. You didn’t do it the hard way, mate. What’s the hard way?”

No matter what Whyte says, Browne believes he has an equalizer.

“I’ve always held the power,” Browne said. “I can go 11 rounds, lose 11 rounds, and still knock him out. From that point of view, I’m dangerous to anyone on the planet.”

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing. 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by P4Pdunny on 01-18-2018

dilians strong willed but something in me thinks browne will stop him

Comment by robbyheartbaby on 01-18-2018

Browne should win but age and ring rust might cost him, why he didn't fight again in 2017 is beyond me. He has freakish power and good wins over Chagaev, Toney and Rudenko. I'll be backing my boy Browne! :boxing:

Comment by joe strong on 01-18-2018

Other than a washed up & out of shape Chagaev who has he knocked out of relevence? Whyte is going to expose Browne. I won’t say he is going to knock him out but this is not going to be…

Comment by Pennsauken1 on 01-18-2018

But you are a bum!!!

Comment by juggernaut666 on 01-18-2018

[QUOTE=mlac;18416773]No Ruiz didnt do enough. for the record Ruiz would beat beetlejuice whyte. he. is. terrible.[/QUOTE] Well thats not true going by your basis that Parker won bc it was the same fight as Whyte . With the exception Ruiz…

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