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James Toney vs Lucas Browne: Aussie Takes a Step Up in Class

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LUCAS "BIG DADDY" BROWNE believes he'll announce his presence on the world stage if he beats wily veteran James Toney in Melbourne on Saturday night. The Aussie has already garnered plaudits from his phenomenal string of knockouts, but Toney, a four weight world champion, marks a significant step up in class.

"A win here against Toney would get my name out there like I want and need it to be if I'm to continue to be successful," unbeaten Browne said.

"It's the exposure I'm after as well as the learning experience I desire."

While Toney may be 44, he has undeniable skills so Browne knows he cannot afford to be complacent when he steps into the ring this weekend.

The brash American also has the incentive of restarting his career after more than 12 months out of action.

"Regardless of his age and who he has lost to, he's a very crafty fighter and he knows all the tricks," Browne stated,

"This is the hardest fighter I've faced so far so there's no taking him lightly in any regards."

Matt Clark, Browne's manager and trainer, added: "I truly believe that Lucas can establish himself as a contender for the world title with a win over James Toney.

"We believe he has the tools to get the job done and the correct fight plan in place. Big Daddy is in career best shape and I think we're going to see a career best performance."

James Toney has stated, "I don't know nothing about this guy. I will care nothing about him," ... "Whatever he does, I've seen it all."

James Toney vs Lucas Browne Facts
  • Record: James Toney (74-7-3, 45 KO) vs Lucas Brown (15-0, 14 KO)
  • Ages: Toney - 44; Browne - 34
  • Height: Toney  - 5′ 10″/178cm;  Browne - 6′ 4″/193cm
  • Years Pro: Toney - 25 ; Browne - 4
  • Browne is the No.2 rated Australian heavyweight (Alex Leapai) in BoxRec and No. 63 overall


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