Tony Browne [4(1)-0] has a couple of tasty fights to sink his teeth into in the pipeline.
The Dublin super middleweight stepped up against former world champion Kassim Ouma [29(18)-15(3)-1] in just his fourth pro fight last time out.
The Dutch-based Ugandan isn’t the operator he once was but has competed at the highest level and brought masses of experience to the ring – and Browne’s team saw enough from him in that fight to arrange another step up.
Indeed, ‘Super Fly’ suggests two eyecatching bout are planed over the next few months.
The 26-year-old didn’t want to go into specifics but did reveal he will continue to progress at a fast pace.
“I can’t say too much at the minute but we have a nice tasty opponent lined up for next and then all things going to plan I’ve another step up soon after,” Browne told Irish-boxing.com.
“It’s all go for me and I’m in the gym working my balls off. I am looking forward to those fights and continuing to climb the rankings.”
“Right now I feel everything is going well. Right now the work Steven [O’Rourke] is doing with me in the gym is coming out in the ring, so in the next couple of months, you will see massive improvements. I’m excited to step up and challenge myself in each fight.”
Browne is determined to progress as quickly as possible through the ranks. A busy schedule is part of that process but he doesn’t want to decorate his record with meaningless W’s. The St Michael’s Inchicore fighter wants to bank experience as well as wins- and believes he done just that late last month
“In terms of experience it proved a massive step up,” he reflects. “But in terms of athletism, I was out gunning him from start to finish. He did have all the tricks of the trade and it was a good name and a good experienced fighter to fight at this stage of my career. It’s always a blessing to win and learn in a professional fight,” he adds before explaining what he took from the eight rounds.
“What I learnt most was I’m comfortable fighting close range. The ring was very small so we were drawn into close quarters quite a lot and I was more than capable of looking after myself in there and pushing him back,” he adds before confirming the learning continued after the fight.
“He was sound. After the fight he gave me a rundown of his career and gave me a lot of advice. He was explaining what it takes to win fights at the top level and when you’re up at world level, so it was a great experience for me in and out of the ring.”