EXCLUSIVE: Lucas Browne “This Is Two Silver Backed Gorillas Coming To Fight”

If you rolled back the clock nearly two years ago, you would have said it was all but over for Lucas ‘BigDaddy’ Browne (31-3). The Australian heavyweight fell to former rugby star Paul Gallen in devastating fashion, hitting the canvas in the very first round.

However, Browne has since rallied with back-to-back victories. Most notably dispatching of Junior Fa last summer. The former WBA Regular champion has one more crack at the whip as he prepares to face Jarrell Miller (25-0-1) in Dubai this Saturday live on PROBOX TV.

“Everything has been going well! I haven’t worried about my weight for this one because Jarrell is a big boy. So as long as I am fit, that was the main concern. I’ve been in Brisbane doing sparring and pads the last couple of weeks and now we are here.”

Lucas Browne said to PROBOX TV NEWS’ very own Andre Courtemanche on location in Dubai.

“I trained the same for this fight as I did for the Junior Fa fight, with two things in mind. Start faster, because I have always started very slow! And focus on my punching, I know I have power in my right hand, I just have to let it go. I’m not going to be trying to impress people with footwork or movement.”

Browne continued with his views on the chinks in Miller’s armoury.

At 43 years old there appears to be freeness about Browne with a new philosophy at tail end of his career, the renaissance truly complete if he pulls off the upset against Jarrell Miller.

“I feel very good to be here! Unfortunately in the Paul Gallen fight I got hit the back of the head five times and I popped my ear drum. It’s not like I got chined! I was fighting cross eyed, but I’m the guy that lost to a footballer. So in the next one I had a regional belt fight against a decent Australian fighter, I won that one and then it was onto the Junior Fa fight and here we are. You are only as good as your last fight.

“If I win over Miller, it means I’m still here. There were talks about me fighting Daniel Dubois for the WBA Regular, which is great! But the British Boxing Board Of Control rejected me because I was too old. I didn’t start until I was 32 and am coming off two good wins, so I don’t know what age has got to do with it. I’m in it as long as I can go.”

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