Dillian Whyte and Lucas Browne settle their beef as the two heavyweights collide on March 24th, 2018 at the O2 Arena in London, England.

Whyte is the WBC’s #1 contender and he is within striking range of WBC champion Deontay Wilder, but he is risking that lofty ranking in order to settle his grudge with Lucas Browne.

Whyte is coming off an unimpressive unanimous decision win over Robert Helenius in the undercard of Anthony Joshua vs. Carlos Takam last October.

Since suffering his only professional loss to Anthony Joshua in 2015, Whyte has won six straight fights, half of them by stoppage. The 29-year old Whyte may be one win away from facing Wilder and he is eager to get that ‘w’ against his much older opponent.

Last Chance

Browne, meanwhile, is coming off a 2nd round knockout win over Matthew Greener in Australia. That has been Browne’s only fight since he was stripped of the heavyweight title he won from Ruslan Chagaev.

At 38, this may be Big Daddy’s last chance to win another world title. This is also the opportunity for him to erase all doubts after he was stripped of the WBA (regular) heavyweight championship after failing a drug test. A big win over a solid contender like Whyte should do that.

Much Younger

Dillian Whyte is favored in this bout at – 360 at Bovada, while Lucas Browne came back at +270.

Age is going to be a big factor in this fight as Whyte is nearly a decade younger than Browne. If Browne doesn’t get an early stoppage, he’s going to be in a lot of trouble.

22 of Browne’s 25 bouts have ended in a knockout so he’s a guy who doesn’t like to go the distance, especially at his advanced age. But knocking out Dillian Whyte isn’t an easy out for anybody.

In fact, only unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has been able to beat him in the pros. For sure, Browne is no Joshua – not in age, not in skills and not in punching power.

Going The Distance

Make not mistake, this is going to be an intense and physical bout. But Dillian Whyte has the ability to take this fight to the full route.

Taking Browne to the distance should be a better game plan than choosing to stand and trade with the hard-hitting Australian. The longer this fight goes, the better it will be for Dillian Whyte as he is going to tire the much older Lucas Browne.

White has a lot of things going for him here: he’s fighting at home, he’s the champion,  he’s the younger guy and he has better hands. Having said that, Dillian Whyte is going to win this bout. It should go the distance but it should also be a clear cut win for him

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