Date: 25th March 2018 at 9:41am
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At the 02 Arena, in London, Dillian Whyte moved a step closer to a world title fight with a six-round demolition of the unbeaten Australian heavyweight Lucas Browne.

Whyte totally dominated the fight against an opponent who was expected to provide the Brixton fighter with a major test.

Right from the first bell Whyte took control, opening up a cut above the left-eye of the Australian.

Boxing well, Whyte had Browne backing off and the Australian just couldn?t cope with Whyte?s powerful jab and hand-speed.

With the cut getting worse, it seemed as if the fight might be stopped by the referee, but Whyte had other ideas and the sixth round saw Browne crash to the canvas after being caught by a brutal left-hook.

The Australian was out cold before he hit the canvas and required lengthy medical treatment although he was able to leave the ring of his own accord before being taken away on a stretcher.

Browne was taken to hospital, following the knockout, as a precautionary measure.

As for Whyte, his effervescent personality shone through in his post-fight ring interview with ?The Bodysnatcher? calling out the WBC champion Deontay Wilder,

‘I knew this was going to happen. Deontay Wilder where you at? June – let’s go.?

Before calming down a little and adding,

‘Hopefully he’s OK, he showed up and tried.

‘I proved I’m world class. My training paid off. I’m a good fighter but people haven’t seen it yet.

‘I need the challenge there. Lucas Browne thought his power was incredible. I might not have 22 knockouts but I can crack.

‘When people stand in front of me it’s a different story. I’m going to lay all of these guys out one by one.

‘If Wilder fights anyone else I’m going to go to America and kick off. I just want to fight.’


Will Wilder take the bait or is it a unification fight he yearns for against the winner of the Anthony Joshua v Joseph Parker fight coming up next weekend?

 

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