HBO Boxing jets across the Atlantic to familiar territory – the boxing hotbed of London, England for an important heavyweight matchup as HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: DILLIAN WHYTE VS. LUCAS BROWNE is presented SATURDAY, MAR. 24 at 6:00 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT) with a same-day replay at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT) from the landmark O2 venue in London.
The HBO Sports team will call all the action, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino.
The fight will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming services.
The 12-round heavyweight tilt matches Britain’s Dillian Whyte (22-1, 16 KOs) in a major showdown against Lucas Browne (25-0, 22 KOs) of Australia. The two fighters are looking to move up the suddenly crowded and formidable heavyweight ladder. A win for either fighter puts them in prime position for a bigger showdown later in the year.
While Whyte has the home crowd advantage fighting in front of a partisan audience, Browne has shown a willingness to travel and will be making his sixth ring appearance on British soil. Though they have only met at press conferences, the two fighters have sparked a hot rivalry and both are heading into the late March showdown determined to register a convincing victory.
The crunch showdown between Dillian Whyte and Lucas Browne for the WBC Silver Heavyweight title at The O2 in London on Saturday, March 24 will be televised live in the U.S. exclusively on HBO beginning at 6:00 p.m. ET/PT with a same-day replay at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Whyte is ranked number one in the WBC and is hunting a showdown with WBC king Deontay Wilder but unbeaten Australian Browne will be looking to hijack the Londoner’s plans and move into the World title mix once again having held the WBA strap.
The Heavyweight rivals have raised the stakes in the build-up with strong words at the press conference and hostile exchanges on social media – but next weekend the talking stops and one of these two huge hitters can punch their ticket to the top table with a big win in Greenwich.
“This is a great fight and the biggest and most important in the division outside of the World Heavyweight championships,” said Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn. “Dillian has been working his way up the rankings and now sits pretty at WBC number one – we expect the winner of this fight to be in position for a mandatory shot at Deontay Wilder. It’s going to be an explosive, violent match up with plenty of bad blood between the two – don’t blink!”
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