“I was delighted when Hasim got in touch to tell us he has Lucas's back and he believes in him. It's great that a former champion still keeps his eye on the sport and the next generation is coming through as his son Sharif Rahman made his professional debut in December with a knockout win".” said Matt Clark on this article: Hasim Rahman backs Lucas Browne. This page contains 7 articles quoting Matt Clark. Main topics on which Matt Clark is quoted are Lucas Browne and Ruslan Chagaev. In addition you’ll find 14 quotes there. All these quotes are mentioned on this page and you can filter them by date and by topics.
"I was delighted when Hasim got in touch to tell us he has Lucas's back and he believes in him". "It's great that a former champion still keeps his eye on the sport and the next generation is coming through as his son Sharif Rahman made his professi[...]
This kind of support from a former champion can only be a good thing and something that will further encourage Lucas.
"Lucas showed a lot of heart fighting on with a broken thumb. It wasn't his best performance and we know that, but he still stopped an opponent who was determined and who showed up to fight. He told me his right hand hurt like hell every time he thr[...]
"Lucas has accomplished something that will go down in Australian boxing folklore. We are relinquishing the title to keep it active and allow.
"While we don't want to take Lucas's focus off Chagaev, we'd take a fight with Wilder in a heartbeat". "Wilder has built up this big reputation without being put in tough fights. Last night was another example of him looking ordinary against an oppo[...]
That left hook that wobbled him didn't even look that hard to me. There is no doubt in my mind that if Lucas had have been facing Wilder instead of Eric Molina, he'd be heavyweight champion.
There hasn't been a heavyweight championship fight in Australia since Jack Johnson and Tommy Burns in 1908. Bringing a fight of this magnitude would be exactly what the fans want to see.
"There no doubt that this bout would pack out venues in Sydney or Melbourne. Lucas is from Sydney but has fought a number of times in Melbourne and of course Hatton Promotions has a great relationship with Brian Amatruda and Mick Gatto there. It cou[...]
Lucas would fight Chagaev on the moon if that's what it takes. Over the last couple of years Australian boxing has had a terrible record in relation to our boxers getting results overseas. The only guy who consistently bucks that trend is Big Daddy.
Lucas has gone from Australian heavyweight champion to challenging for the world title in just a few short years under Hatton Promotions. Ricky has done a fantastic job, of that there can be no doubt. But Lucas won't be satisfied until he's crowned [...]
"We are hopeful that the WBA enforce their own rules and dictate to Chagaev that he is to face his highest available challenger, which is Lucas. He's been knocking on the door for some time now and we believe that a fight with Chagaev will further e[...]
Lucas is prepared to face Deontay Wilder, who boxed well on the weekend. If Wilder wants to have his first defence in Alabama, Lucas Browne will happily go into the lion's den. He fears no man.
Lucas has fought away from Australia on six occasions, which is a testament to his warrior mentality. If we have to travel again for the interim crown or to face Chagaev, he will have no problems at all in doing so.
Lucas is essentially the highest ranked contender available in the WBA rankings to face Chagaev or contest the interim title, as the other boxers appear to be taking different paths.