Tony Browne to fight former world champion next

Tony Browne [3(1)-0] must be allergic to cotton wool.

The super middleweight prospect’s next fight certainly suggests he is at the very least padded record adverse.

Irish-boxing.com understands Browne has agreed to fight a former world champion and will trade leather with a former world level operator next.

The opponent’s name has yet to be officially released, but Browne is set to share the ring with an experienced former middleweight titlist who has been in with some of the biggest names in the sport.

Granted said opponent is past his peak and doesn’t come into the clash in a rich vein of form.

However, it still represents a massive step for a fighter going into just his fourth fight.

‘Super Fly’ will also be in against the former elite operator over eight rounds.

The clash has been penciled in for March 20 and the Irish stacked Luxembourg card.

As a precaution, Browne has been pulled off the show set for Alicante next week. The 26-year-old suffered a slight hand injury and his team felt it best it was afforded time to fully heal ahead of potentially registering a career-boosting scalp.

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