Showing posts from July 15, 2015


AUSTRALIA'S Lucas "Big Daddy" Browne has relinquished his Commonwealth heavyweight title with immediate effect. Browne became the first fighter from Down Under to hold the crown in 122 years when he stopped Canada's Eric Bahoeli in April 2014. But he has now decided to give it up in order to pursue other titles. "Holding the Commonwealth title was a huge honour for me and I do not relinquish the belt easily," Browne said. "However, I'm currently the mandatory challenger to Ruslan Chagaev's WBA heavyweight title and that is now my focus. "I am on the verge of becoming Australia's first ever heavyweight world champion and I cannot wait to win that in the near future". Browne's manager Matt Clark continued: "Lucas has accomplished something that will go down in Australian boxing folklore. We are relinquishing the title to keep it active and allow "Big Daddy" to focus on securing the
After overseeing Jamie McDonnell’s Texas triumph back in May, Dave Coldwell is ready to plot Doncaster’s unlikely hero’s next move with a voyage over familiar waters a serious option. Tomoki Kameda has been earmarked as a likely opponent as he guns for revenge over McDonnell following his shocking loss to the Englishman back in spring. Coldwell holds no fears over that fight following the deserved victory last time out and he’s planning to do a similar job if the rematch occurs. “The main option for us right now is a rematch with Kameda and the chance to prove that the first fight was no fluke,” revealed Coldwell. “We hold no fears at all about tackling Kameda again and this time around I d go as far as saying that we’re in a more confident mood. Jamie was a huge underdog last time and he wasn’t quite sure what to expect but we got everything right in the last few weeks and Jamie’s hard work and desire was rewarded. We know what’s awaiting us this time around and the result will be