LUCAS BROWNE TO DEONTAY WILDER: "I'LL TAKE YOUR HEAD OFF YOUR SHOULDERS"
By TOM WATT on July 1 2015
Australia’s number one heavyweight, Lucas ‘Big Daddy’ Browne this week again took to Social Media to challenge and taunt WBC Champion, Deontay ‘Bronze Bomber’ Wilder. This isn’t the first time Browne has had some choice words for his American counterpart and a number of Browne’s previous interviews can be seen via the links below.
Browne, the WBA Mandatory challenger, has been patiently waiting for his shot at current ‘Regular’ Champion, ‘The White Mike Tyson’ Ruslan Chagaev and has now been inactive since his one-sided victory over Chauncy Welliver in Melbourne. It seems like waiting has made the hard-hitting Aussie impatient and he is now looking to force the outspoken American’s hand into a fight for the WBC Title.
“I want to talk to you Mr Deontay Wilder. The guys a WBC Champ, well done, congratulations – you’ve got a well-padded record and your promotional team have done really well. You’ve got some power, don’t get me wrong. You’re a tall & skinny bastard with chicken legs. That’s unreal. You’ve got some power but your chin is nothing whatsoever”
Browne then went on to put forward his thoughts on how and why he would beat Wilder.
"I'm a puncher. I'm not saying I'm the best boxer in the world by any rate. I understand this. I know what I am and I don't try to sugar coat it for the rest of the world. I hit like a mule and I know for a fact that if I hit you on the chin, you're going to sleep. I've got a good chin and I can take your shots all day. Your left hook, your straight right. That's all you've got - over and over again. I'll take it. Then I'll punish the body, then I'll take your head off your shoulders.
"Let's do it. The boy from Australia who wants to make his mark on the world. Of course I want the opportunity and of course I want the pay day. What idiot wouldn't want those two things?
"I'm 36 years old. I know I can knock you out. Let's see if you've got the balls to bring it."
Wilder himself has responded via Twitter saying “I would respond if I could understand you” although in speaking to the LA Times recently, Wilder implied he would be facing either Vyacheslan Glazkov or Lucas Browne September 26th on Premier Boxing Champions on NBC, both fighters are ranked in the top 10 for the WBC and with this being a voluntary defense, it will ultimately be up to Wilder and his team who they face.
Glazkov would make more sense in terms of preparing for his mandatory defence agains Povetkin next year but Browne offers the more interesting build-up and with Browne’s punching power being equated to that of the great Mike Tyson, it would be a stern test for Wilder’s chin that has been questioned throughout his career following knockdowns in the amateurs and more recently being wobbled by Eric Molina. Browne hits much harder than Molina and whilst he may struggle to out-box Wilder, it only takes one punch in the heavyweight division.
Browne will hope that he gets the call from Wilder and this will see his career regain the momentum that has been lost in recent times. Frustrations with his management and promotional teams will seem a long and distant memory if he is able to fight for a Heavyweight Title on free-to-air television in the States. Until any announcement is made however, expect more fireworks between Browne and Wilder.
Lucas Browne's video interviews with T2TBoxing can be seen below:
Lucas Browne on winning 'Fighter Of The Year', Tyson Fury & Deontay Wilder
"I want Dereck Chisora and Ruslan Chagaev"
Lucas Browne on "shutting Tyson Fury's big mouth" and putting Wilder to sleep
Lucas Browne on his title hopes for 2015 & Deontay Wilder
Lucas Browne before Welliver fight and gives thoughts on Fury & Chisora
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