Marcus Browne Wants Smoke with Anthony Yarde!
In August, “Sir” Marcus Browne (23-1, 16 KO’s) surprisingly lost to the wily former light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (34-6-1, 20 KO’s).
The two fought in the favorite’s Brooklyn backyard at the Barclays Center. At steak during the fight were Browne’s interim WBA and WBC silver world light heavyweight titles.
When the bout began it followed the generic scenario that most felt that it would. Sir Marcus used his youth and impressive boxing skills to out maneuver and out box his aging foe.
Although Marcus was largely having his way, he would suffer three separate knockdowns in the fight. It was these knockdowns that allowed Pascal to remain close on the judges’ scorecards.
So close that the prizefight was even heading into the eighth round. During that eighth period there was a terrific clash of heads that left Browne with a gruesome gash over his left eye. As a result the fight was halted, the partial round was scored and the Staten Island native lost the bizarre fight on the cards.
“I just hope they step up to the plate and you know what I mean, fight! Because that’s not a real win! He’s taking it like a real win.
“He was getting his ass whipped for eight rounds, he dropped me twice and that was that. That’s what I want, but I don’t think he want it, punk!”
Ever since Browne has sought a rematch with Pascal. Despite his best attempts he has not been able to secure that desired do-over. While somewhat peeved and disappointed with his inability to run it back, Browne is not sitting around the house moping. He is ready and willing to fight a worthy opponent that makes good business sense.
When on the topic of potential future rivals, Browne told IFL TV that he’d love a dance date with Anthony Yarde (18-1, 17 KO’s). On August 8, Yarde was stopped by Sergey “The Krusher” Kovalev (34-3-1, 29 KO’s) in very exciting brawl.
The fight with Kovalev was Yarde first attempt at a world title. Not only does Browne view this as a fight that he can win, he sees this as a fan friendly affair as well.
“Anthony [Yarde], what’s up, you want that work? What up? Yeah, you want that work, what up?! Would he come to New York? It don’t matter, I would come to England, it don’t matter.
“That’s a good one right?! He just lost, I just kind of lost, I mean let’s make it happen, what’s up? […] Let’s make that fight happen though, that’s good, that’s a nice spicy match-up!”
Honestly speaking, Browne versus Yarde is an interesting stylistic match-up that lends itself to a high probability of sustained action. Aside from this, both men are coming off loses and are itching to get back in the win column.
For this reason, their fighting one another makes for a savvy business deal as well as an entertaining dust up.
3kingsboxing will continue to monitor and provide updates on this evolving situation.
By: Bakari Simpson