An intense and very physical fight between two world heavyweight fighters is coming up in March 24, as they seek to get a prime spot to fight for a world crown this year against the WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder. Get to know our Dillian Whyte vs Lucas Browne boxing preview.
It will be one of the world’s toughest fights in 2018. The Brixton man Dillian Whyte, 29, will defend his WBC Silver Heavyweight title against the former WBA champion Lucas Browne, 38, who is hunting a route to become a two-time champion. Online sportsbooks in the UK suggest the much younger fighter has a better chance to win in front of his home crowd at the O2 Arena in London. Our Dillian Whyte vs Lucas Browne boxing preview looks into why Dillian Whyte has the favourite odds.
Why the two men have chosen to go into such fight?
Online sportsbook news in the UK are heavily covering the hate between the two heavyweight fighters. But there are some strong motives behind them choosing such fight beyond hatred. Dillian Whyte is hunting World honors after he landed the title in his last outing in Cardiff in December against Robert Helenius. He needs a fight where he really dominates and gets rid of somebody that is a well known and world rated as Browne. Thus Whyte has chosen a very dangerous customer to put his World title dreams on the line against.
The unbeaten Australian Browne is already tasting victory on the road at the very highest level. We expect him to give a very committed fight. Browne is at the age of 38, so this might be his last chance to be second-time champion. Even if Whyte seems to be the favourite, we do not recommend placing a bet on a knockout in early rounds.
Dillian Whyte vs Lucas Browne boxing preview: A decisive 12-round fight
Dillian Whyte won 22 out of 23 fights with 16 KOs. Yet his loss was very bad against the reigning Anthony Joshua in 2016. Whyte lost his temper at early rounds in that fight before being heavily knocked out on round 7. On the other hand Browne ‘Big Daddy’ has an unbeaten record (25-0, 22 KOs). He is no stranger to fighting in England, as he looks to claim a fifth KO win in his sixth outing on England soil. But his career was not always in reign. He was stripped of his WBA title two months after winning it for failing a drug test. Now this can be a last chance to rewrite his career disappointments.
Who could dominate the fight? Well, our Dillian Whyte vs Lucas Browne betting prediction opts for Dillian Whyte to take his challenger to the later rounds and show his force once the older Lucas Browne gets tired. At Pinnacle Sportsbook the odds on the outright result are (1.311) for Dillian Whyte and (3.750) for Lucas Browne. In addition the odds on the number of rounds are (1.314) for the fight to end after the round ten, while they are (3.600) for the fight to end before round ten.