Live Stream: Browne vs Whyte Weigh-In
Official Weights from London:
Dillian Whyte: 254.2 lbs.
Lucas Browne: 264.5 lbs.
Saturday’s HBO Boxing After Dark® telecast begins at 6:00 p.m. ET/PT with a same-day replay at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Live from the O2 in London is a 12-round heavyweight showdown matching Britain’s Dillian Whyte against Lucas Browne of Australia.
HBO Boxing jets across the Atlantic to familiar territory – the boxing hotbed of London, England for an important heavyweight matchup as HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: DILLIAN WHYTE VS. LUCAS BROWNE is presented SATURDAY, MAR. 24 at 6:00 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT) with a same-day replay at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT) from the landmark O2 venue in London. The HBO Sports team will call all the action, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino.
The fight will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming services.
The 12-round heavyweight tilt matches Britain’s Dillian Whyte (22-1, 16 KOs) in a major showdown against Lucas Browne (25-0, 22 KOs) of Australia. The two fighters are looking to move up the suddenly crowded and formidable heavyweight ladder. A win for either fighter puts them in prime position for a bigger showdown later in the year.
While Whyte has the home crowd advantage fighting in front of a partisan audience, Browne has shown a willingness to travel and will be making his sixth ring appearance on British soil. Though they have only met at press conferences, the two fighters have sparked a hot rivalry and both are heading into the late March showdown determined to register a convincing victory.
Photos: Lucas Browne spars Tyson Fury in preparation for Dillian Whyte!
Australian Heavyweight contender Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne is leaving no stone unturned in his bid to defeat Dillian Whyte in their proposed clash later this month. Browne, the former WBA Regular champion, sparred with lineal Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury today at Ricky Hatton’s Gym in Manchester. Browne is currently in England putting the finishing touches on his preparation for his upcoming battle with Whyte which will be contested for the WBC Silver title on March 24, at London’s O2 Arena.
Fury is currently in the process of getting back to peak fitness and hasn’t fought since he defeated Wladimir Klitschko in November, 2015. The pair battled away behind closed doors and showed obvious admiration for each other at the conclusion of the session.
“It was an absolute honour to share the ring with Tyson,” said Browne. “He has all the tricks in the book and he really made me think in there. He uses his reach so well, so you are always trying to overcome that problem. I had one or two tricks up my sleeve too”.
Browne’s trainer, Rodney Williams, was impressed with what he saw. “It was what I call a cerebral spar. It made Lucas think and work on solving the problem in front of him. While stylistically Fury might not fight like Whyte, this was sparring at an elite level and will help Lucas with his preparations for the 24th”.
“Tyson is an absolute gentleman,” Browne continued. “We get along really well and he is really down to earth. Once the TV cameras go on, that’s a different story, he’s selling himself. I can’t wait to see him get back in the middle of the Heavyweight action.
We will hopefully squeeze a few more sparring sessions in and then I’m moving base down to London. I’ll be sparring Nathan Gorman and Derek Chisora down there. Everything is ticking over nicely. There’s no way Dillian Whyte is getting the same level of sparring that I am. I am going to hurt him on March 24”.
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