Sydney based Heavyweight Lucas Browne heads to Wolverhampton United Kingdom where he takes on unbeaten Ukrainian Andriy Rudenko (24-0, 16KO) at Civic Hall.
Browne, who is promoted by Brittan’s former world champion Ricky Hatton, is extremely popular in the United Kingdom, having fought there four times previously, the most recent a 5th round KO victory in April for the Commonwealth title.
That Commonwealth title victory saw Browne become the first Aussie in 122 years to claim the illustrious belt.
Should Browne dispatch of Rudenko, a world title opportunity doesn’t seem too far out of reach for the heavy handed former MMA fighter, now ranked in three of the major organisations (IBF #7, WBC #8, WBA #13).
The Heavyweights title hopes were given more boost recently, after linking with one of Australia’s all time greats in Jeff Fenech, who now trains and mentors Browne after being virtually self trained for a large portion of his career.
Victorian Light Heavyweight Blake Capparello takes on a test which rivals what Daniel Geale faced against Gennady Golovkin, when he challenges feared Russian WBO champion Sergey Kovalev (24-0-1, 22KOs) at the Revel Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Much like Geale conqueror Gennady Golovkin, Kovalev has left on a path of destruction on his way to claiming and defending the Light heavyweight crown, with all but two of his victories coming via stoppage.
In contrast, Caparello, who has based himself at the famed training camp at Big Bear California, has only 6 stoppages in his 20 fight career. What Caparello does possess though is slick boxing skill and a defensive game to see him rival the dangerous champion.
This will be Caparello’s second fight in America, after outpointing veteran Elvir Muriqi earlier in the year on ESPNs Friday Night Fights.
The fight can be ordered and seen Live on MainEvent PPV Sunday (August 3rd) 10:30am AEST.