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Sports - March 20, 2018

Dillian Whyte to lace gloves against Lucas Browne on Mar. 24


Dillian ‘The Body Snatcher’ Whyte (22-1, 16 KOs) will be taking a risky fight next Saturday night against former WBA World heavyweight champion Lucas ‘Big Daddy’ Browne (25-0, 22 KOs) on the 24th of March at the O2 Arena in London, England.

This fight could make or break the 29-year-old Whyte. If he beats Browne, it will help make his rematch with IBF/WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua a bigger fight. If Whyte gets beaten by the 38-year-old Browne, then he can forget about fighting AJ anytime soon.

The winner of this fight will still likely need to wait until 2019 before he gets a shot at Joshua, because he’s got other options for contests after his March 31st fight against WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker.

Whyte, 29, believes that his better conditioning will help him beat the 38-year-old Browne, who might be coming into the fight heavier than normal. Browne typically weighs in the neighborhood of 260 lbs. for his fights, but he could come into this fight considerably above that weight. If Browne comes into the fight in the 280s, it might be difficult for Whyte to handle his punching power.

”It does help to have a strong base,” Whyte said to skysports.com. ”A strong base is very important because if you look back in the day, heavyweights were small and they had to be talented, whereas nowadays a lot of guys are just big guys, they’ve either got one big punch, just like Lucas Browne. Got one big punch, he hasn’t got no great boxing skills,” Whyte said.

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