Lucas Browne calls out Demsey McKean after being ruled TOO OLD to fight in the UK, but the unbeaten Australian heavyweight has Anthony Joshua in his sights
Aussie heavyweight Lucas Browne has accepted that his world title shot against UK Daniel Dubois is contentiously gone, so now he is targeting a bout against fellow Aussie Demsey McKean.
Browne had been scheduled to contest the WBA Regular Heavyweight World Title against Dubois in November, but the British Boxing Board of Control [BBBC] refused to sanction the bout.
The board claimed that 43-year-old Browne is too old to fight. despite the fact that George Foreman . Bernard Hopkins  Dewey Bozella  and a host of other older boxers have been given approval to enter the ring.
According to International Boxing News Dubois is now set to defend his title against former IBO cruiserweight world champion Kevin Lerena at O2 arena in London on November 26.
Junior Fa was knocked out by Browne in his last fight before the Dubois cancellation
That has left Browne, desperate for a title fight before he has to retire, to go back to the drawing board – where he has pinned in a match against unbeaten Australian heavyweight Demsey McKean.
‘Considering the Dubois fight looks like to be off now anyway, I obviously have to look at other avenues,’ Browne said on Instagram.
Browne said after the towering McKean fights Patrick Korte in Brisbane on Saturday , that it would be in ‘Australia’s best interest’ for him to take on McKean.
Browne had little doubt McKean would defeat Korte, albeit via the cards.
‘I don’t want to be rude to the guy but he’s an absolute no one. He’s 15th in Germany. He is an absolute no one, completely padded record, fought absolutely no one so Demsey should roll over him.
‘Demsey’s got no power so it will probably be a decision.
‘Myself and Demsey McKean would definitely be a fight I would be 100 per cent interested in, in Australia,’
‘Eddie Hearne, Demsey McKean, Angelo Di Carlo, let’s get this on after the win,’
McKean (right) training during a promotional event at Southbank Parklands in Brisbane
Browne’s request might fall on deaf ears, though. While he is correct in assuming that McKean should make light work of Korte, the Ipswich product has his eyes on bigger names than Browne.
‘There are a lot of big names out there, especially under the Matchroom banner. You have Dillian Whyte, Anthony Joshua, [Filip] Hrgovic, [Zhang] Zhilei, Chisora,’ he listed.
‘There’s big fights right there and we’ve been in negotiations with a few of those . At the moment, very close.
Anthony Joshua looks on ahead of their World Heavyweight Championship fight against Oleksandr Usyk during the Rage on the Red Sea Heavyweight Title Fight
‘I’m looking forward to heading home to Australia, especially my hometown Brisbane,’ he said, after his past two fights were in the UK.
‘I’ve got to make sure I go out there and put on a dominant performance. Then onto the next.’
‘I haven’t fought back home in just over a year and a half so it’s going to be a nice big crowd, like it always is.’