Local aims to topple world champion

Lucas Browne. Picture: Martin Kennealey d399697
Lucas Browne. Picture: Martin Kennealey d399697

But for boxer Lucas Browne, who trains out of One More Round Gym on Hampton Road, this situation will become a reality this weekend when he takes on world number one James ‘Lights Out’ Toney in Melbourne.

Despite his impressive opponent, Browne is an undefeated heavyweight boxer, winning his last 15 fights, 14 of which were by knockout.

Trainer Riccardo Monteleone said Browne was an amazing boxer and an even better role model.

‘I believe it is going to be a knockout for Lucas and that James’ lights are going out,’ he said.

‘He’s been good for the gym, coming down to help with the kids’ classes and he is an awesome role model for the kids.

‘He is one of the humblest, nicest guys you’ll ever meet who loves his fighting and wants to be king of the world.’

The fight is on April 28.