‘Exciting times are just around the corner’ – Busy Browne continues on the fast track this weekend

Tony Browne [4(2)-0] is confident he has done the kind of ground work that means exciting times are just around the corner.

The Dubliner only turned over in late 2020 but has already amassed four pro wins, fought over eight rounds, and shared the ring with a former world champion.

There has been a deliberate fast track policy and a desire to educate the former High Performance regular on the job.

Browne claims that approach has worked and is confident it will have him ready for an early crossroads fight in America in the Autumn.

‘Super Fly’ feels he has improved immeasurably over the last eight months and feels that bodes well for when he does link up with promoters Star Boxing and fights Stateside for the first time.

“I think I’m a totally different fighter right now than October when I started my career. I have a real hunger to learn and improve every day. Exciting times are just around the corner.”

With a guarneteed step up waiting at the end of the summer, most would expect the Steven O’Rourke trained super middle to be handed tick over action at the very most.

However, in keeping with the 26-year-old’s career to date, that won’t be the case. Brown faces two relatively testing clashes within the space of a month before his American dream begins.

On Saturday coming he heads to Spain to fight Matteo Deiana before he takes on Chico Kwasi and undefeated Dutch fighter in Belgium next month.

There is a risk element to both fights but they are exactly the kind of progressive bouts ‘Super Fly’ demands.

“I relish these fights because each time we’re stepping it up and it’s improving me and progressing me nicely. It’s always about winning because I don’t train so hard to lose, but I made it known from the start that I never wanted easy fights and have my record padded.

“Winning and learning on the job in these fights is the plan.”

While Belgium and America are on the horizion Spain is the first port of call and has all of Browne’s immediate focus.

“All my focus is on Saturday so Belgium hasn’t even come into my radar yet.”

The Conor Slater managed fighter expects a fight but is confident of victory.

“I’ve a good fight on my hands he’s tough and game and will be looking to come and cause an upset .

“I’m boxing very well at the moment so I expect a mature and classy performance, I expect to impose myself in the second half of the fight.

“I had a great camp and had some great spars with Jason [Quigley] over the last few weeks. We’re both ready to go and do the business now. Joe Parker was over training with Andy so he came along to watch the sparring. He’s a legend and was a pleasure to meet him.”

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sport for a living for 19 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com