Unbeaten Lucas Browne wants Tyson Fury in 2014

Australia's Lucas Browne celebrates defeating Sheffield's Richard Towers during the Final Eliminator Commonwealth Heavyweight Title fight at Hull Arena, Hull. Picture: Richard Sellers/PA Wire.
Australia's Lucas Browne celebrates defeating Sheffield's Richard Towers during the Final Eliminator Commonwealth Heavyweight Title fight at Hull Arena, Hull. Picture: Richard Sellers/PA Wire.

Unbeaten Australian Lucas Browne is the latest heavyweight to challenge Tyson Fury.

The 19-0 (17 KOs) contender has called out the Morecambe giant who is looking to bounce back after fighting just once in 2013 due to the postponement and then cancellation of his battle of Britain with David Haye.

Fury (21-0) mentioned the Perth puncher as a possible opponent on Twitter alongside the likes of Dereck Chisora, Deontay Wilder and Roy Jones Jnr and it is a fight Brown would be happy to take.

The 34-year-old said: “All I can say is that his team should contact my promoter, Ricky Hatton, and I’ll sign the contract tomorrow.

“The fans want to see this fight and I think it will be a war.

“He’s stated he’s having a warm-up fight in February. I’m in one corner to box for the Commonwealth title in early 2014. After that, I think we should fight each other.

“I promise Tyson that unlike David Haye, I’ll definitely turn up on fight night!”

Matt Clark, Browne’s manager, believes a showdown with his charge is the only realistic option on Fury’s list.

He said: “He [Fury] has already beaten Chisora, Jones is at cruiserweight and Wilder is likely the next available contender to the Stiverne v Arreola bout for the vacant WBC title. That leaves Big Daddy.

“Fury is ranked eighth by the WBC and Lucas 11th. It’s a fight that makes sense and it’s a great one for the fans.

“Lucas has expressed to me just how keen he is to box Fury next year.

“He respects him as a boxer, but he has plenty of fans that want to see him close Tyson’s mouth.”

Fury is due to arrive in Cannes on Friday for the start of a training camp with uncle and trainer Peter Fury with promoter Mick Hennessy scheduled to land in the south of France next week to iron out details of the Morecambe man’s next challenge.