Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The KAYO Heard Around the World: Whyte vs. Browne

British heavyweightDillian Whyte (23-1, 17 KOs) made a statement against Australia's Lucas Browne (25-1, 22 KOs) on Saturday in London, England. The previously undefeated Browne stepped into the ring looking to capture Whyte's World Boxing Council Silver Heavyweight Title, a belt that he captured last October with a unanimous decision victory over Robert Helenius. Whyte, who hopes to get a heavyweight title shot against Deontay Wilder or Anthony Joshua, dominated the fight from the opening bell. Throughout the first few rounds, Browne, who appeared out of shape, did little to counter Whyte's offensive onslaught in front of the capacity crowd at the O2 Arena. Browne suffered a cut above his left eye in the second round that later proved to be problematic. By the sixth round, the 38-year-old, former bouncer looked like an extra from television's The Walking Dead.

The brutal beating came to an end at the 0:37 mark of the sixth round of a scheduled twelve round contest, when Whyte connected with a big left hook to Browne's head. The shot sent Browne straight down to the canvas, where he laid face down until medics could reach him to provide oxygen and medical care. The former World Boxing Association Heavyweight Champion regained consciousness, after what felt like hours, and was removed from the ring on a stretcher. He was later taken to a nearby hospital for further tests and was cleared by a physician.

Fight fans are now left to wonder who Dillian "The Body Snatcher" Whyte will fight next. Will he get a shot at the American, Wilder, or will he have the opportunity to avenge his December 12, 2015 TKO defeat to Great Britain's Joshua? Only time will tell...

You can see the highlights from Whyte vs. Browne, including the brutal knockout, in the below video: 

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