» 1 Dillian Whyte scored a massive KO of Lucas Browne Dillian Whyte destroyed Lucas Browne by sixth-round knockout on Saturday night in London to send a message to the reigning heavyweight world champions. The 29-year-old didn’t lose a round before landing a huge left hook which put his bloodied opponent out cold. The fight began with a quiet opening round as the pair tentatively jabbed at each other.
Whyte landed a big, swinging right near the end of the session which drew blood from his opponent – a sign of things to come. The Brixton man countered well at the beginning of the second as the action began to heat up. 38-year-old Browne looked slow and ponderous, as a lack of head movement made him an easy target for the Brit’s jab. Whyte continued to land strong shots early in the third as the Australian’s facial injuries worsened and his discomfort grew.
Despite not exactly being renowned for his speed, Dillian Whyte was far too quick for his opponent in the fourth and fifth as he repeatedly found a home for his punishing right hands. Lucas Browne’s nose was damaged at the start of the fifth and, with his breathing impaired, he struggled to land clean. The end came just 20 seconds into the following round as Whyte skimmed Browne with a warning right before knocking him cold with a giant left hook.
The referee waved the fight off almost straight away.1xbet free download There was some concern for the Aussie in the immediate aftermath, such was the strength of the KO, but he eventually recovered and left the ring on his feet to go to hospital. After cementing his position as WBC #1, the winner’s first reaction was to call out a world champion. “Where you at Wilder? June.
Let’s go. No more excuses,” said Whyte. “I’m number one baby. Let’s go. If he fights anyone else I’m going to go to America and kick off! “I proved to everyone I’m world class. I need the challenge.
When the challenge is there, that’s when I rise. I’m gonna lay all of these guys out one by one. I beat a former world champion; I just knocked out a world champion in six rounds tonight.” When asked about the punch that finished the fight, Whyte declared: “When I landed it, I walked away straight away because I knew that was that.” Promoter Eddie Hearn echoed his charge’s calls for a world title shot, saying: “I hope Mauricio Sulaiman [WBC president] makes him mandatory now for Deontay Wilder.
The fight’s there for Wilder in June if he wants it.” Earlier in the night Callum Johnson stunned Frank Buglioni to claim the British light-heavyweight title and Lewis Ritson stopped Scott Cardle to retain his British lightweight crown. Also on the undercard, Anthony Fowler, Dereck Chisora and Jamie Cox claimed wins.
On March 31, Anthony Joshua faces Joseph Parker for the world heavyweight title, live on talkSPORT. » » 1 It proved to be an exciting contest at the Shay Featherstone ended their Super 8s Qualifiers campaign on a high with a 26-20 victory over fellow Kingstone Press Championship side Halifax. Both teams had failed to threaten the promotion places after finishing in the Championship’s top four but the bottom two produced an exciting contest at the Shay.
John Davies’ early try and two goals from Ian Hardman left Featherstone in control but Ben Kaye crossed for the first of his two tries in the closing stages of the first half to make it 8-6 at the break. Rovers appeared to be out of sight after Misi Taulapapa added to tries from Luke Briscoe and Frankie Mariano to make it 26-12 with Jacob Fairbank in the sin bin. Rob Worrincy and Ben Heaton crossed to set up a nervy finish but Hardman’s five goals proved the difference. Tensions boiled over in the closing minute as Featherstone forward Richard Moore and Halifax winger Heaton were both sent off. «