This Saturday unbeaten heavyweights Lucas ‘Big Daddy’ Browne and Richard Towers will square off in Hull. Browne aged 34 will head into the fight with an impressive record of 17-0 with a brilliant 15 knock-outs. He is well known to be a big puncher and will come into this fight in impressive physical condition after starting a new training regime.
Towers also aged 34 comes into this fight having not been in action since last June. He wasn’t particularly convincing in his last outing but managed to come through successfully. He holds a record of 14-0 including 11 knock outs and possesses a very good jab.
Towers would seem to be the more accomplished all-round boxer and has the potential to nullify Browne’s power if he keeps the fight at distance and utilizes his height and reach.
Browne has improved technically in recent fights but many suggest that there is still quite a lot of improvement required for him to become a top heavyweight. Browne is a likable character and is brilliant with his fans as he constantly replies to them on social media sites such as Twitter. It is refreshing to have such an accessible sportsmen in modern day society.
Through his fan-friendly fighting style and interaction Browne has built up a good fan base in the UK and some will actually be supporting him over Brit Towers. This is unusual in sports and is credit to Browne and the effort that he puts in with his fans.
Towers is based in Sheffield and is part of the famous Ingle Gym which currently holds the likes of Kell Brook and Kid Galahad. Standing at 6ft 8 he has a 4 inch height advantage over Browne and will look to utilize this to the full.
Towers has sparred with the likes of Wladimir Klitschko, David Haye and Deontay Wilder in recent times and this is sure to have improved him greatly as a boxer since he last fought. This could potentially be a key factor in the fight but we must remember that sparring is only practice and often boxers take it easy in sparring.
It looks to be an intriguing match-up and one that will put the winner in line for a Commonwealth title shot. The winner looks set to potentially face off with the current holder David Price provided that Price decides to defend the belt.
Rather surprisingly to some I will be backing Big Daddy on the night. Yes Towers is a fellow countrymen but I am a fan of Browne and his huge power combined with his likability factor.
This is bound to be an action packed fight and I personally cannot wait for Saturday night to come around.