Opetaia, Hardman, Browne in action Saturday

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

In a nationally televised promotion, IBF #3 cruiserweight Jai Opetaia (20-0, 16 KOs), who will challenge IBF cruiserweight champion Mairis Breidis for the IBF crown in March 2022, will clash with Daniel Russell (7-2-2, 4 KOs)  on Saturday at the Fortitude Valley Music Hall, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on Foxtel television network and Kayo Sports.

In other action, IBF #15 middleweight Issac Hardman (11-0, 9 KOs) will be in action against Adam Stowe (6-2-2, 4 KOs) over ten rounds for the IBF Australasian and Australian title.

Also, former WBA heavyweight champion Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne (29-3, 25 KOs) returns to the ring after losing by knockout to rugby league football star Paul Gallen in April. Big Daddy will collide with Faiga Opelu (14-2-1, 10 KOs) over ten rounds with the WBA Oceana title up for grabs.

Matchmaker Stuart Duncan, promoter Dean Lonergan.

Flanagan returns Saturday
Lopez-Lowe clash Friday in IBF eliminator

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  • Browne better stay away from the sausage rolls 10
    Mins before he fights or he’ll end up on his back again.

  • Lucas Browne needs to give it up and walk away before he ends up being fed through a tube in an extended care facility. After watching Browne fight in the past it’s quite obvious he struggles with balance and keeping his “lug” of a body synchronized with most boxing basics in regards to an effective offense. That being said, his advancing age does not favor him in improving at this point! Give it up and walk away for your own safety!

  • Browne was a pretty good fighter on those PED laced energy drinks. Now he is terrible and too old.
    Hardman is fun to watch, hope the Zerafa fight isnt too far off

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