Saturday, 2 August 2014

Results: Friday August 1st-Browne fortunate to over-come Rudenko

This past Friday certainly wasn't the busiest or best night of Heavyweight action but it was an interesting day, at least on paper.

The interest didn't come from the days first bout which was in Australia and saw Patrick Eneanya (2-0, 2) over-come fellow unbeaten Joel Clifton (1-1, 1) in just 2 round. Eneanya is a former amateur fighter who appears to have solid skills and power, considering his inexperience, and could well step up a bit from this level of fights.

On paper the interesting bout came in the UK as fringe world level fighters collided in a bout for a pair of regional titles. Unfortunately however the bout stunk. That's because the popular Lucas Browne (21-0, 18) came in over-weight and looking under-trained in for his battle with Ukrainian Andriy Rudenko (24-1, 16). On paper the bout was great but in reality it was poor with Browne looking very slugging and Rudenko looking too limited to make the most of Browne's poor conditioning.

In the end Browne took a unanimous decision, very luckily for him, but perhaps found his level. Funnily if Browne lost another 10-15lbs he would probably be able to make himself a contender but it appears his love of the game has gone. A real shame considering how close he is to a major pay day.

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