Lucas Browne: Fighting for second time in 8 weeks
Fresh off his September 28th KO of Julius Long, heavyweight monster Lucas Browne (26-1, 23 KO) returns on November 24 to face Junior Pati (12-22-1, 6 KO).
Browne, of course, was dominated and subsequently KO'd in brutal fashion by Dillian Whyte in March. After a few days in the hospital, Lucas took some time off before resuming training again.
Like him or not, he must be commended for what he's doing. How many fighters at this stage on this level step in the ring twice in 8 weeks?
Given Browne is nearly 40, activity will be key if he's serious about becoming a contender again. And there's no harm in Browne padding his resume and facing opponents who are capable of challenging him but don't represent a major threat.
Aging fighters, when attempting to rebuild their stature and increase their stock fight often, look impressive (albeit against low and mid-tier opposition) and build a case for a high-profile, big money showdown.
George Foreman employed a similar approach during his comeback as did Julio Cesar Chavez, Roberto Duran and Hector Camacho, Larry Holmes and many others late in their respective careers.
No, Browne isn't on that level, but he can improve by fighting often. And if he can reel off 10 or 15 straight wins, he'll get another high-profile opportunity.
Staying busy is a lost art these days. Let's see how far Browne can go.
Browne KOs Long, Sep 2018