Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing in Association with Rick Hatton Promotions featured a WBC Silver Heavyweight title fight at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London, UK, over HBO Saturday night before a tremendous crowd.
The previously unbeaten former WBA World Heavyweight Champion Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne, 25-1 (22), of New South Wales, Australia, was knocked out by Dillian “The Body Snatcher” Whyte, 23-1 (17), of London, UK, in a lopsided fight at 0:37 of the sixth round for the WBC Silver Heavyweight title.
In the first round Whyte used an effective jab as the taller Browne missed with a right. Moments later Browne landed a combination to the head of Whyte. Whyte landed a lead right halfway through the round to the chin of Browne. Browne turned southpaw without throwing a punch then returned to orthodox. Whyte landed a solid right to the chin of Browne. He followed up seconds later with another right hand to the head of Browne causing a cut along the left eye brow. In the second round Whyte landed right hands to the head of Browne time after time. Whyte landed a hard left hook to the body of Browne. Browne landed a right to the body that was immediately countered with a right from Whyte. Whyte landed a right on the cut causing Browne to smile. Browne landed a left hook that was countered with a harder left hook by Whyte to the chin.
In the third round Whyte continued punishing Browne causing Browne’s blood to flow. Whyte landed a double left hook to the body and a chopping right to the head of Browne as he was ducking down. Browne had two rights block but then landed two on the head of Whyte. In the fourth round Whyte continued using his quicker punches beating Browne to the punch. Whyte landed a chopping right followed by a left hook to the head of Browne. Browne’s wide punches continue to miss Whyte who evades them. Whyte landed a left hook to the head and then the body of Browne
In the fifth round Browne at times turns southpaw due to his left eye closing he can’t see Whyte’s right hand’s coming very well. Whyte is on the attack of the head and body of Browne. For the first time in the fight Browne starts backing up with blood also coming out of his nose. Browne lands a 3-punch combination. Whyte lands several rights to the head of Browne. The near 39 year-old No. 13 contender Browne is showing his age in this one to the 28 year-old No. 1 contender Whyte. In the sixth round a flurry of punches from Whyte ending with a thunderous left hook to the chin of Browne and he fell to the canvas with his left arm under him. Referee Ian John Lewis immediately waved it off as Browne laid there. This was a mismatch of a fight with Whyte winning every round up to the end.
“Whyte started calling out Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder who holds the WBC title in June. I’m the No. 1 contender Deontay. A lot of people talk but when they face me it’s a different story. I beat a former world champion tonight,” said Whyte.
Lightweight Lewis “Sandman” Ritson, 15-0 (8), of Forest Hall, Tyne and Wear, UK, defeated Scott “Scotty” Cardle, 22-2-1 (7), of Lancashire, UK, for the British Lightweight Title, over 12 rounds.
Light Heavyweight Frank “Wise Guy” Buglioni, 21-3-1 (15), of Enfield, London, lost to Callum “The One” Johnson, 17-0 (11), of Boston, Lincolnshire, UK, for British and Empire Light Heavyweight titles, over 12 rounds.
Heavyweight Dereck “Del Boy” Chisora, 28-8 (20), of Zimbabwe residing in London, UK, stopped Zakaria Azzouzi, 14-3-2 (10), of Var, France in the second round after scoring a pair of knockdowns. It was scheduled for 8 rounds.