Hometown favorite Dillian Whyte (23-1, 17 KO’s) delivered and then some tonight inside of London’s O2 Arena in his highly publicized main event tilt opposite Lucas Browne (25-1, 22 KO’s). This one was a mismatch from the get go.
Whyte connected early and often on just about everything he threw at Browne, cutting open the left eye of his opponent in the very first round. After using Browne for target practice for the better part of the fight, Whyte would send the Aussie spinning to his inevitable doom in the 6th round with a left hook from hell, forcing him to faceplant on the canvas.
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Whyte was methodical, landing at 41% clip with 109 of his punches hitting their mark. It was a completely different story for Browne. He’d land 21% of the time with almost no significance; 36 of his 172 punches thrown touched their mark.
A team would immediately come out to administer oxygen to Browne as he lay motionless for a good 30 seconds making for an uneasy moment. Browne eventually came to and would be escorted to the hospital as his opponent called out Deontay Wilder in his post-fight interview.
Whyte became the first man to defeat Browne and he made it look like child’s play. He retains the WBC Silver Heavyweight Championship, thus putting himself in position for a major payday if he can convince Wilder, the current WBC Heavyweight Champ, and his team of being his next opponent. It’ll be a tough to argue after this showing. We’ll learn more after WBA Heavyweight Champ Anthony Joshua takes on WBO Heavyweight Champ Joseph Parker on March 31st in Cardiff, Wales.
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