By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin
WBC #11 heavyweight Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne (19-0, 17 KOs) stayed busy, scoring a second round KO over Clarence Tillman (11-15-2, 6 KOs) on Friday night at the Melbourne Pavilion in Flemington, Victoria, Australia. Time was 2:23. Matt Clark, the manager of Browne, was happy with the win over Clarence Tillman and said “Lucas tore him apart with vicious left rips to the body and the straight right to the head. Tillman is only one of two to previously last the distance with him. Tillman said after that Lucas was the hardest puncher he’s ever faced, in a fight or sparring. Some wrap! I was delighted with how he performed tonight. Patient and set his shots up perfectly.
“Next up, Lucas will attempt to be the first Aussie Commonwealth heavyweight champ since Peter Jackson in 1892.” The opponent is TBA as the title was recently vacated by David Price. Tillman suffered his seventh straight loss.
In the main event, Australian super middleweight champion Jake Carr (6-0, 3 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over the very tough Zac Awad (18-4-1, 7 KOs). Carr’s steady attack broke down Awad and the end came when Awad’s corner threw in the towel.
Welterweight Mathew “Fight Train” Lytwynenko (10-2-5, 5 KOs) outscored Richard Campbell (0-4) over six rounds. Scores 60-54, 60-54, 60-54. Lytwynenko’s only losses were to Anthony Brownlie and Addisu Tebebu in an Australian title bout challenge in 2012.
Middleweight Franko Valenzuela (2-0-1) scored a six round split decision over Daniel Smith (1-1) in an entertaining contest. Scores were 59-56, 58-56, 57-58. Valenzuela was born in Chile and turned professional in 2013.
Light heavyweight Paul Watson outscored experienced Frank Ciampa (10-21, 7 KOs) over four rounds by majority decision. Scores 40-36, 39-37, 38-38.
Promoter Barry Michael Sports