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