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Lucas Browne can punch harder than Mike Tyson

Browne (©GettyImages)
Browne (©GettyImages).

Big hitting Australian heavyweight Lucas 'Big Daddy' Browne will look to take one step closer to a potential world title shot.

Browne aged 35 holds an unbeaten record of 20-0 with 18 knock outs and has shown huge punch power that his opponents can't deal with.

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Rudenko clash

Browne will square off with the also unbeaten Ukrainian Andriy Rudenko this Friday at Civic Hall in Wolverhampton.

Rudenko has an impressive 24-0 record with 16 knock outs but at under six foot one in height he is some three and a half inches smaller than Browne.

That height advantage is unlikely to be exploited by Browne who himself admits that he isn't the most skilled fighter out there. He took to the sport late but has made a big impression with his huge power and great personality.

Browne is a hugely likeable character who is ever willing to correspond with fans over social media and as a result has built up a good fan-base over here in Britain.

Commonwealth title

Last time out Browne gained the vacant Commonwealth title with a very interesting victory over Eric Martel Bahoeli of Canada.

Browne suffered a bad cut from an accidental head clash and he knew that he had to get his man out of there quickly or risk the doctor stepping in and ruining his chances of victory.

Both men threw punches at will and Browne's power was to prove too much with knock downs in the second and fourth round before getting the knock out on the fifth.

Ricky Hatton

Browne is promoted by legendary British fighter Ricky Hatton and has been in training with hall of famer Jeff Fenech over the last few weeks.

Fenech has even said that he punches harder than Mike Tyson whom Fenech has worked with in the past. If that is true we cannot be sure but to be considered in the same league as Mike Tyson in a power sense shows that we are talking about really dangerous power.

Browne is looking to build his way to a world title shot which could be a possibility. Browne can be out-boxed but with his power he is always in with a shot of winning as if he lands cleanly you are going down.

'Big Daddy' will have to keep his mind on Rudenko as he is an unbeaten fighter and although he hasn't fought anyone of particular note this is the heavyweight division where one shot can end a fight.

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