Lucas Browne

Australian heavyweight champion Lucas Browne has returned to the UK and is currently preparing himself for battle at the Hatton Gym in Hyde.

The 12 - 0 (11 KOs) puncher dismantled Paul Butlin in Oldham in late April and it was a performance which impressed Ricky Hatton so much that the Hitman invited him back over to appear on his next promotion.

Browne will spend one week training at Hatton HQ before heading off across the Pennines to spend time sparring Richard Towers at Brendan Ingle's legendary St Thomas' Boys and Girls Club in Wincobank, Sheffield.

After that, the giant Aussie will meet an as yet to be confirmed opponent on the undercard of the big Scott Quigg v Rendall Munroe clash at the Velodrome in Manchester.

"I'm not sure who I'm facing yet on July 16th, but I know I'm going to be in tremendous shape and I'm looking to build on my last few performances," Browne said.

"The atmosphere fighting in front of the English crowds is fantastic! I was warmly welcomed there and I hope they get behind me again".

22/05/2012 19:02:45