Whyte hot Londoner ends Browne’s unbeaten record with knockout
Londoner Dillian Whyte took the unbeaten record of Australian Lucas Browne at London’s O2 Arena with a brutal left-hook knockout in the sixth round.
Whyte retained his World Boxing Council Silver heavyweight crown and maintains his position as the No1 WBC challenger.
Browne was administered oxygen in the ring as concern arose for his safety after the 38-year-old landed heavily face first on the canvas at the end of his 26th fight.
Whyte now has 23 wins, his solitary defeat to Anthony Joshua. The 29-year-old is desperate for a rematch with the world champion.
“This was the most important fight in the division outside of the world heavyweight championships,” said Matchroom Sport boxing promoter Eddie Hearn.
“There are two fights I want Dillian to have: against Joshua, and the WBC champion Deontay Wilder.”
Earlier, Callum Johnson, after 18 months out of the sport, claimed the British lightheavyweight crown with a first-round knockout of Frank Buglioni.