Marcus Browne eyes top guys at 175!
Former WBA interim light heavyweight champion Marcus “Sir” Browne (23-1, 16KOs) has not been in the ring since suffering his first career loss Jean Pascal (35-6-1, 20KOs) in August of 2018. In that fight, Browne was dropped three times en route to suffering an unanimous decision loss in a fight that was stopped due to a cut suffered by Browne.
Speaking to PepTalkUK, Browne expressed his frustrations at not being able to secure a marquee fight at 175.
“I just want to fight one of the top dogs, it’s like none of these dudes want to fight. I heard Bivol was offered a contract. He didn’t accept the fight, and I’m out here I’m in shape, I’m ready to work, you know I’m ready to fight. It seems like these dudes don’t want to fight. They want to sit around and cherry pick. When they see a real problem in front of them they wanna come up with excuses. Like Pascal, I heard there was a rematch clause in the contract, that he still didn’t uphold it. He’s coming up with excuses like ‘the network don’t like me’. Yet, he wants to fight Badou Jack a second time – my leftovers that I wiped out easy you feel me, but it’s boxing bro and it’s politics with everything.”
OPPORTUNITIES IN SIGHT?
The 2012 US Olympian possesses knockout power and boxing skills to give the champions in the division a difficult fight. Clearly, WBA champion Dimitry Bivol (17-0, 11KOs) and IBF and WBC unified champion Artur Beterbiev (15-0, 15KOs) are the main focus for Browne. The WBO light heavyweigh title is vacant. Although, Browne is currently not ranked by the WBO, so a shot at that belt is unlikely at this moment.
Perhaps a rematch with Pascal comes to fruition. This would give the New Yorker a shot a redemption against the man to give him his first career defeat.
By: Jerrell Fletcher