Lucas Browne retires

Former WBA heavyweight champion Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne has announced his retirement from professional boxing. Browne suffered a defeat to Hemi Ahio on the undercard of the Lomachenko v Kambosos card, leaving his final record at 31-6 with 27 KOs.

“I am incredibly proud of what I’ve accomplished in the ring, and I am deeply thankful to all the fans who have supported me along the way,” said Browne. “I hope you were entertained, win lose or draw. It’s been an incredible journey and I’m excited to embark on the next chapter of my life with my family and continue to contribute to the sport through my gym.”

Browne’s manager, Matt Clark, also weighed in on the announcement, highlighting Browne’s remarkable journey from turning pro in his 30s without any amateur background to becoming a world champion.

“Lucas Browne’s accomplishments in the ring are nothing short of extraordinary,” Clark stated. “He will go down as one of the greatest Australian heavyweights ever, and his victory over Ruslan Chagaev stands as one of the most significant moments in Australian boxing history.

“But perhaps one of Lucas’ greatest traits is that he always has time for the fans of the sport. He never turns anyone back for a photo or an autograph. The sport is richer for having him in it.”

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  • Congratulations on a fun career. What he’s accomplished without a single amateur fight is remarkable to say the least. In fact it’s nearly unheard of.

  • He has done incredibly well for himself for a guy that started boxing at 30 ,with no boxing experience at all , to capture a a world title , Commonwealth title , prestigious regional titles , be world rated, at one stage considered a genuine contender for guys like fury etc , is achievements most pro boxers with boxing backgrounds have never achieved or will ever achieve

  • Hopefully the Aussies will refrain from calling him an alltime great!!!

    • Remember when Danny Green beat a hopelessly faded Roy Jones Jnr the Australian commenatator screaming ‘When you beat the greatest you become the greatest’.

      • Close… “When you beat a legend, you become a legend” I think is what he said.

  • Good for him! He needs to take with him derek chisora, pulev and dillian whyte as well! This dudes don’t get tired of getting baddly beat up and used as stepong stones! Ihope they consider retirement soon!

  • No amateur experience, humble man, heart of a lion and always gave it his best and even won a title. Congrats Champ and happy retirement. God Bless You…

  • For not being trained professionally from a young, that was a hell of a run. I takes b@lls to step in the ring as a prizefighter or any level. He still has all of his marbles anf should enjoy life from here on out. Thank you Lucas and I wish you only the best.

  • Best of luck to Browne going forward. He had an exciting career, gave all he had. He’s a warrior and I respect him.

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