British hitman Dillian Whyte has retained his WBC Silver Heavyweight title after scoring a brutal knockout victory over Aussie slugger Lucas Browne inside the O2 Arena in London, England.
The knockout-out-of-the-year-contender came in the sixth round of the one-sided contest.
Whyte opened up a cut above Browne’s left eye in the opening round before going to work with some hard body shots in rounds two and three. He continued to batter Browne in rounds four and five before closing the show in the sixth.
38-year-old Browne came into this one with a perfect 25-0 record and was aiming to become the number one contender for the WBC belt held by American superstar Deontay Wilder but Whyte had other ideas: his clinical display culminated in a knockout that left the Aussie prone and in need of medical treatment.
There was a genuine concern for Browne’s wellbeing as doctors rushed into the ring and put an oxygen mask on him. After five tense minutes, the Aussie battler finally signalled he was okay before getting back to his feet and walking to the ropes. He was then taken away for further treatment.
Whyte has suffered just one defeat in his professional career: a 7th round KO loss to heavyweight superstar Anthony Joshua back in 2015.
After his win over Browne, Whyte signalled his intention to fight Wilder next:
“June, where you at Wilder? Let’s go! I’m ready. Let’s get it, Deontay. Let’s go. No more excuses. Forget about Joshua. Joshua’s not going to be ready in time. Let’s do this in June, live at the O2. Let’s get it. I’m number one, baby. Let’s go!”
It was a near-perfect night for Whyte with the only hiccup coming during his celebration when he violently kicked the corner padding, got his foot stuck, and nearly arsed it.
Thankfully for Whyte, his glovework is better than his footwork…
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