Dillian Whyte stops Lucas Browne in round 6
Like the old Likely Lads sketch, showing my age I know, I had to avoid the boxing results for 24 hours. Ironically I was in the same building, I was covering the Cage Warriors show at the Indigo at the O2 covering their MMA show.
Sadly after overhearing a conversation, I presumed Dillian Whyte had won, reading a message by accident seemingly removed all doubt. Finally, I got round to watching the show and despite the obvious limitations of Browne, Whyte was excellent and made a statement that he belongs at the top end of the heavyweight division.
Rarely have I seen such a poor performance from someone with the record of Browne. Crude, cumbersome, limited and many many more adjectives you could throw at Browne. You can certainly add brave to that list but Whyte looked in a different league to his opponent and the scenes at the end were worrying but thankfully Browne seems okay now.
Browne kept marching forward regardless of what Whyte was throwing at him, which was plenty. The bout was as one-sided as you are likely to see in a fight of this importance, a Browne win never looked likely even from the opening seconds of the fight starting. Browne at nearly a stone heavier than in his fight Ruslan Chagaev in 2016, looked poorly conditioned and at 38 his career at this sort of level looks over.
Browne may now be looking at retirement, Whyte at a world title shot. Injury and poor conditioning affected Whyte’s fight with Anthony Joshua according to Whyte, a rematch could be a completely different fight.
A fight with Deontay Wilder could be an option if a fight with Joshua if he beats Joseph Parker, doesn’t happen.
Whyte either way, is very much a fighter right in the mix.
In victory Whyte improves to 23-1, while Browne drops to 22-1.