WBA heavyweight champ Brown contests positive doping test

HYDE, England (AP) WBA heavyweight champion Lucas Browne says he will fight to clear his name after failing a drug test following his world title fight win over Ruslan Chagaev earlier this month. Browne became Australia's first heavyweight world champion when he stopped Chagaev in the 10th round of their fight in Grozny, Russia, on March 5. Browne's promoter, former British fighter...
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March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Browne stops Chagaev to win WBA heavyweight belt by TKO

GROZNY, Russia (AP) Lucas Browne became Australia's first world heavyweight boxing champion early Sunday, beating WBA regular champion Ruslan Chagaev in a surprise technical knockout. The unbeaten Browne was knocked down in the sixth round but fought back to send Chagaev to the canvas with a big right in the 10th. While the Uzbekistani champion was able to continue, he was backed...
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March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Lucas Browne: If the moment is there, I’ll knock Chagaev out

The heavyweight division could see another shakeup tonight if Lucas Browne dethrones WBA Heavyweight titlist Ruslan Chagaev in Grozny, Chechnya. Syndney’s hard-hitting Browne, a big favourite with BoxNation viewers’ in the UK, aims to make history and become Australia’s first ever world heavyweight champion and progress into the next stage of the WBA’s title reshuffle tournament...
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March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Ricky Hatton talks Lucas Browne & his title shot against Ruslan Chagaev

This Saturday afternoon, March 5th, undefeated and number 2 ranked WBA heavyweight contender Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne (23-0-0) will battle defending WBA Heavyweight titlist Ruslan Chagaev (34-2-1) for his belt. The bout will be broadcast live in the United States on AWE – A Wealth of Entertainment at 2pm. Browne is promoted by former two-division world champion and British...
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March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Ruslan Chagaev vs. Lucas Browne March 5th shown in US on AWE network

On Saturday afternoon, March 5th, undefeated Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne (23-0-0) will battle Ruslan Chagaev (34-2-1) for his belt. The bout will be broadcast live in the United States on AWE – A Wealth of Entertainment. Credit: Team Browne Undefeated Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne, a former bouncer and MMA fighter, is known for knocking out his opponents. Browne, from Australia...
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February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Chagaev floors Pianeta in 1st round to keep WBA title

MAGDEBURG, Germany (AP) Ruslan Chagaev of Uzbekistan defended his WBA heavyweight belt with a first-round technical knockout of Francesco Pianeta on Saturday. Chagaev dropped Pianeta with two right blows early in the first round, but the Italian-born German got up before the count. Chagaev left him on the canvas again with two lefts before the bell, and referee Jean-Louis Legland...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Ruslan Chagaev wins a fake heavyweight title, nobody cares

This past Saturday, Uzbek contender and former heavyweight titlist Ruslan Chagaev defeated Fres Oquendo in Grozny, Russia to capture the fake WBA heavyweight championship. I say "fake" because, as we at have had cause to note many times over the last few years, the real WBA belt adorns the waist of World Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko (pictured above)...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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