Whyte hot Lon­doner ends Browne’s un­beaten record with knock­out

The Sunday Telegraph - Sport - - Boxing - Gareth A Davies

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.

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