Browne vs Bahoeli

Lucas Browne Eric Martel Bahoeli

Browne Bahoeli

Ponds Forge Arena, Sheffield, Yorkshire

26 April 2014, 19:45:00

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Vacant Commonwealth Heavyweight Championship

Browne survives cut scare to knock out Bahoeli

Lucas "Big Daddy" Browne overcame a scare after cutting his left eye before knocking out French-Candian challenger Eric Martel Bahoeli in the fifth round.

Lucas Browne Cut

The cut, suffered after an accidental clash of heads in the third round, threatened to call an early end to the contest as Browne came through two separate inspections from the ringside doctor.

Lucas Browne Cut

The Australian hardman was in control of the fight after putting his man on the canvas in the second and fourth rounds, but had the cut stopped the fight before the end of the fourth round, his domination would have counted for nothing and the result would have been a no contest.

Browne increased his aggression in the fifth round before knocking out Bahoeli with a vicious right uppercut to win the Vacant Commonwealth and WBC Eurasian Pacific Boxing Council Heavyweight titles.

Lucas Browne With His Belts

The 35-year-old can now turn his attentions to some of the heavyweight division's bigger names, with potential bouts against British hopefuls Dereck Chisora, Tyson Fury and David Price a possibility.

Heavyweight contender Browne out for Commonwealth success against Bahoeli

Aussie Lucas "Big Daddy" Browne looks to win the Vacant Commonwealth Heavyweight title and move to 20-0 against Canadian Eric Martel Bahoeli.

Lucas Browne 2

The New South Wales export (above) had a busy 2013 with five wins and four stoppages, including inflicting a first career defeat upon prospect Richard Towers with a fifth round TKO in a Commonwealth title eliminator.

Now Browne has his chance to add a belt to his growing standing on the heavyweight scene which has seen him move into a top 15 ranking position with the WBA and WBC.

Etches vs Teniente

Adam Etches Felipe De la Paz Teniente

Etches Teniente

26 April 2014, 19:45:00

The Vacant WBC Youth Middleweight Championship

Hometown fighter Etches looks for third youth title against Mexican Teniente

Adam Etches looks to build on his growing reputation and add the Vacant WBC Youth Middleweight title to two IBF Youth belts previously held as he faces Mexico's 12-1 Felipe De la Paz Teniente.

Adam Etches 2

Etches (right) has a perfect 15-0 record with an impressive 12 knockouts, and is rated highly in a domestic middleweight division which also features British champ Billy Joe Saunders, hot prospect Chris Eubank Junior and former interim world champion Martin Murray.

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