It’s being reported that 25-year-old Daniel Dubois (18-1, 17 KO) will face former heavyweight belt holder Lucas ‘Big Daddy’ Browne, 43, in November.
Dubois will be defending his fringe WBA regular title.
For those already counting out Big Daddy, let’s not forget he’s fresh off a first-round knockout of Junior Fa (then 19-1) in June.
Sure, fans would rather see Dubois in the ring with a bigger name, but that’ll take a bit more time. For now, it looks like we’re getting Dubois vs Browne and this fight is interesting for one reason.
Browne’s punching power.
“Well, he’s had a couple of bad losses, but he just knocked out Junior Fa in a round. So that’s a good win coming off it,” said Shane McGuigan to Secondsout about WBA heavyweight champion Daniel Dubois defending against 43-year-old Lucas ‘Big Daddy’ Browne in November.
“It’s a tough one with the heavyweight division. You’ve got to try and get credible names and stuff, but everyone wants to wait out the big fights. I’ll let Mark Bowers and Frank organize the opponent, and we’ll just get ready for it.
Lucas Browne – Most significant bouts
Won KO 1 Junior Fa
Jun 5, 2022
Lost TKO 2 David Allen
Apr 20, 2019
Lost KO 6 Dillian Whyte
Mar 24, 2018
Won TKO 10 Ruslan Chagaev
Mar 5, 2016
Won UD Andriy Rudenko (then 24-0)
Aug 1, 2014
Won UD 12 James Toney
Apr 28, 2013
In his most impressive win to date, Browne, behind in the cards, KO’d former WBA regular champion Ruslan Chagaev in the 10th Round in March 2016 to win a championship strap. Chagaev had floored Browne in Round 6 but appeared to have run out of gas in the subsequent stanzas.
Daniel Dubois – Most significant bouts
Won KO 4 Trevor Bryan
Jun 11, 2022
Lost KO 10 by Joe Joyce
Nov 28, 2020
Won KO 5 Nathan Gorman
13 Jul 2019
Won UD 10 Kevin Johnson
6 Oct 2018
Dubois vs Browne is an interesting match-up. How will Dubois deal with Browne’s power? Will Daniel even get hit flush? And how will Browne handle a young, well-schooled opponent with superior speed and technique and excellent power of his own?