VA
  • TGT on YouTube
  • About TGT
  • The TGT Team
  • How TGT rates
  • Responsible Gambling Advice
  • Contact Our Team
  • Writers Wanted
  • Content Disclaimer
  • Affiliate Disclosure
Contains commercial content
Billboard Left
Billboard Left
The Grueling Truth - Where Legends Speak / Boxing News / Dillian Whyte vs. Lucas Browne: Mandatory Status

Dillian Whyte vs. Lucas Browne: Mandatory Status

Who takes it?
Publish Date: 03/24/2018
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster
Fight graphic for Dillian Whyte versus Lucas Browne.

Dillian Whyte takes on unbeaten Lucas Browne in an important heavyweight bout live on Sky Sports and HBO, from the O2 Arena in London, England. The combination of power punching and being focused on a crucial moment of each man’s career will likely add intensity to Saturday’s headliner.

Dillian Whyte has come a long way as a professional prizefighter and now stands a victory away from earning a mandatory shot at Deontay Wilder’s WBC heavyweight belt. Lucas Browne got in to the sport of boxing at a late stage of an athlete’s career, age 30. Both men flirted with other combat sports but decided boxing would be their best option. Wise choice as they approach this Saturday night as if it’s a do or die situation, or at least that’s what fans hope anyway.

Before Dillian Whyte entertained the thought of a boxing career, the man who went by the nickname of ‘The Body Snatcher’, was a very successful kickboxer. He finished with a 20-1 record, toyed with the idea of MMA, but ultimate chose the sweet science.

As fate would have it, Whyte had his first amateur bout in 2009 against none other than Anthony Joshua, whom at the time was a late addition to the boxing game–a development project. Whyte would beat Joshua, knock another opponent out cold, and eventually turn pro earlier than expected due to issues stemming from his professional kickboxing career bumping heads with the ABA.

What began as a dream in 2011 came full circle, when Whyte met Anthony Joshua in the pro ranks in 2015. Prior to their first meeting, Dillian was suspended for testing positive for a banned substance, a mistake he owns up to this day. Whether Whyte knowingly took a PED or not, will never truly know.

After some shaky moments in the early goings, Whyte ended up hurting Joshua, and the two combatants engaged in an action fight that saw A.J. win via 7th-round technical-stoppage.

In the process of building back his career, Whyte fought Derrick Chisora, which turned out to be a full-on war and one of the best non-title heavyweight fights in a while. The Jamaican-native narrowly escaped defeat with a split-decision victory.

Since then, Whyte has been mediocre in the ring and forced to play the waiting game outside of the ring. Boxing politics can take a toll, but all that stuff is behind Whyte. Now the only thing that matters is the outcome on Saturday.

Lucas Browne’s rocky-road to this main event is filled with failed drug tests and long layoffs, compiling a pro record of 25-0, 22 KO’s. Similar to Whyte, Browne dabbled in MMA and kickboxing to a lesser extent.

It’s hard not to assume based off of the style matchup and location, that a knockout is the best (and probably only) chance for Lucas Browne to get his hand raised. The house fighter in Dillian Whyte is signed to Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Sports. Hearn fancies Whyte’s next opponent to be WBC belt-wearer Deontay Wilder.

Ricky Hatton, Browne’s promoter, said it best when he spoke to reporters about landing a one-punch knockout blow. Hatton went on to talk about the importance of how one goes about delivering the KO punch instead of relying on loading up. Words of wisdom as it relates to Browne’s game plan, as we see lots of fighters especially young or inexperienced, making that mistake.

Lucas Browne’s best bet is to remain relatively active with the basics. Throwing a jab as a range-finder then mixing in a hard jab and other punches, to land or simply blind Whyte in order to deliver a bomb behind it.

Being 100-percent honest as a fan watching at home on the couch or in attendance, this main event could be ugly. This hack of a scribe’s mind state is hoping for a dog fight, but not with high hopes realistically speaking.

We could get an action-packed, two-way scrap like Whyte/Chisora. If that is the case, look for Lucas Browne to hurt or at least buzz Whyte early, only to fade by the midway point. Stamina is the most important part for Lucas Browne, outside of not getting caught early with something flush.

However it plays out, ugly and boring with too many clinches or an entertaining dust-up, Dillian Whyte will come out on the winning side. Inconsistence is a constant for Whyte and the fact that he has looked subpar in recent bouts lends itself to a solid outing. Whyte will take over by the mid-rounds by landing the cleaner shots as Browne’s lack of conditioning catches up with him.

Unfortunately the fans anticipating a Joshua vs. Wilder fight this summer will be disappointed when Dillian Whyte is an announced as Wilder’s next fight.

My Official Prediction is Dillian Whyte by Unanimous Decision.

Side Note: Golden Boy Promotions rising prospect Ryan Garcia headlined an ESPN card defeating Fernando Vargas by 1st round KO. Golden Boy Promotions also has a card on ESPN this Saturday.

Written by Chris Carlson Host/Producer of The Rope A Dope Radio Podcast Available on Apple Podcast (ITunes), Player.FM, Stitcher, Tunein, Spreaker, www.blogtalkradio.com/ropeadoperadio & TheGruelingTruth.Net. Follow on Twitter @RopeADopeRadio

Read Also
Esteban de Jesus, Roberto Duran y AIDS (1972-89)
Many of us dream of celebrity sports fame, but only cruel individuals ...
Elmer Ray: The Humble Man of Hastings
"Men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, for ...
BetRivers.com Promo
Peter Maher: An Irish Tribute
INTRO: I was seriously ill in 2018 with 7 nights in the ...
Lady Tyger’s Tale: How Marian Trimiar Mauled the Boxing Establishment of the 1970s and 80s
To Feed the Ambition in Your Heart is Like Carrying a Tiger ...
Jack Moriarty and 1880’s Canadian Boxing
Sports journalist, Ed Fitkin, worked in print journalism at Toronto’s Daily Globe would find ...
The Forgotten Canadian Champion (And Maybe It’s Deserved): Billy Hawkins
As Mike Goodpaster and I prepare our popular Old-Time Boxing Show podcast, ...
The Army Boxer Who Knocked-Down Muhammad Ali (1960)
I had wanted to write a boxing story about Junebug Hudson for ...
Deontay Wilder: The Great Black Hype has been exposed
Boxing is a business that doesn't mind creating an illusion of greatness. ...
TGT Boxing Writers’ Predictions: Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder II
Clarity has become a problem in boxing, a sport where the best ...
TGTN Boxing Writers’ Predictions: Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury
Saturday's clash between Deontay "The Bronze Bomber" Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) and ...
Sportsbook of the month
BetRivers.com - Get your Free Bet now! Get your Free Bet now!
Top Betting Sites
Top Betting Bonuses
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook Review
97/100
BetRivers.com
BetRivers.com
BetRivers.com Review
95/100
BetMGM
BetMGM
BetMGM Review
94/100
DraftKings
DraftKings
DraftKings Review
92/100
FanDuel
FanDuel
FanDuel Review
90/100
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook Bonus
BET $20 GET $200 IN FREE BETS
T&Cs apply
9.7/10
First deposit only | 21+ & located in CO, MI, VA | Promo code EXTRA200| A qualifying bet is $20 or more | Min odds of +120 or more | Free Bet Tokens credited after bet is settled and expire after 7 days | Free Bet stakes not included in winnings | Please Gamble Responsibly - Gambling Problem? VA: CALL 1-888-532-3500, CO: CALL 1-800-522-4700, MI: CALL 1-800-270-7117 | Full T&C apply
BetRivers.com
BetRivers.com Bonus
100% up to $500
T&Cs apply
9.5/10
BetMGM
BetMGM Bonus
100% up to $1000
T&Cs apply
9.4/10
DraftKings
DraftKings Bonus
20% up to $1000
T&Cs apply
9.2/10
WynnBET
WynnBET Bonus
Bet $100 Get $100
T&Cs apply
9/10
Latest News
NFL QB Power Rankings Week 13
As we head down the home stretch of ...
NFL TNF WK 13 Bills vs Patriots: Odds, Tips, and Predictions 12/01/22
📅 Date: Thursday, December,01 🕚 Game Time: 8:20 ...
Indiana vs North Carolina – College Basketball: Odds, Tips and Predicti...
📅 Date: Sunday, November, 30 🕚 Game Time: ...
Betting Tips
Our Latest YouTube Videos
Video: Froggy Talkin Sports W/ Ryan and Joe
Froggy Talkin Sports W/ Ryan and Joe
Video: The NFL Draft Show
The NFL Draft Show
Video: NFL Prediction Show: Week 8 Picking all games against the spread
NFL Prediction Show: Week 8 Picking all games against the spread
Social Casino of the month
Stake.us - Sign up now! Sign up now!
Find out what the legends have to say about sports this week....
Top Online Casinos
Top Casinos Bonuses
Stake.us
Stake.us
Stake.us Review
97/100
BetRivers.net
BetRivers.net
BetRivers.net Review
96/100
Golden Hearts Games
Golden Hearts Games
Golden Hearts Games Review
95/100
LuckyLand Slots
LuckyLand Slots
LuckyLand Slots Review
94/100
Fortune Coins
Fortune Coins
Fortune Coins Review
92/100
Stake.us
Stake.us Bonus
5% Rakeback
T&Cs apply
9.7/10
BetRivers.net
BetRivers.net Bonus
Daily Rewards up to 10k VC$
T&Cs apply
9.6/10
Golden Hearts Games
Golden Hearts Games Bonus
Join GOLDEN2000 for 2,000 FREE coins
T&Cs apply
9.5/10
LuckyLand Slots
LuckyLand Slots Bonus
7,000 Gold Coins + 10 Sweeps Coins
T&Cs apply
9.4/10
Fortune Coins
Fortune Coins Bonus
140k GC + 400 FC
T&Cs apply
9.2/10
Top Betting Sites
Top Betting Bonuses
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook Review
97/100
BetRivers.com
BetRivers.com
BetRivers.com Review
95/100
BetMGM
BetMGM
BetMGM Review
94/100
DraftKings
DraftKings
DraftKings Review
92/100
FanDuel
FanDuel
FanDuel Review
90/100
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook Bonus
BET $20 GET $200 IN FREE BETS
T&Cs apply
9.7/10
First deposit only | 21+ & located in CO, MI, VA | Promo code EXTRA200| A qualifying bet is $20 or more | Min odds of +120 or more | Free Bet Tokens credited after bet is settled and expire after 7 days | Free Bet stakes not included in winnings | Please Gamble Responsibly - Gambling Problem? VA: CALL 1-888-532-3500, CO: CALL 1-800-522-4700, MI: CALL 1-800-270-7117 | Full T&C apply
BetRivers.com
BetRivers.com Bonus
100% up to $500
T&Cs apply
9.5/10
BetMGM
BetMGM Bonus
100% up to $1000
T&Cs apply
9.4/10
DraftKings
DraftKings Bonus
20% up to $1000
T&Cs apply
9.2/10
WynnBET
WynnBET Bonus
Bet $100 Get $100
T&Cs apply
9/10
Our Team
Mike GoodpasterAuthor IconJosh SchwartzSamuel TeetsMark Lewis
+4
Mike Goodpaster
Mike Goodpaster
Chief Editor
Author Icon
Christopher Carlson
Content Writer
Josh Schwartz
Josh Schwartz
Editor
Samuel Teets
Samuel Teets
US Sports Veteran
Mark Lewis
Mark Lewis
Editor
Simon Briffa
Simon Briffa
Sports Editor
Chris Benedict
Chris Benedict
Editor
Author Icon
Malik Zorrok
Author
John Raspanti
John Raspanti
Author
Billboard Left
Billboard Left
Find out what the legends have to say about sports this week....

If you enjoy hearing from the legends of pro sports, then be sure to tune into “The Grueling Truth” sports shows, “Where the legends speak”

Contact us: [email protected]

Players must be 21 years of age or older or reach the minimum age for gambling in their respective state and located in jurisdictions where online gambling is legal. Please play responsibly. Bet with your head, not over it. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, and wants help, call or visit: (a) the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey at 1-800-Gambler or www.800gambler.org; or (b) Gamblers Anonymous at 855-2-CALL-GA or www.gamblersanonymous.org.

Trading financial products carries a high risk to your capital, especially trading leverage products such as CFDs. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. Between 74-89% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

This site is using Cloudflare and adheres to the Google Safe Browsing Program. We adapted Google's Privacy Guidelines to keep your data safe at all times.

ccww
Move to Top
Close
Our Sports Pros recommend these awesome Social Casino sites this week:
×
Your Bonus Code:
The bonus offer of was already opened in an additional window. If not, you can open it also by clicking the following link:
Visit Site