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UBO Flashback: When Tommy Browne Won UBO World Title In Australia

 
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March 21, 2020 / BY UBO PRESS OFFICER

 
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Tommy ”The Titan” Browne, currently 42-7-2 (18), is a true veteran of the sport. Now 36-years-old, the Australian was still only eighteen when he turned professional in March of 2002.

 
 

He is one of only a few future world champions who lost his professional debut, as Browne came out on the short end against fellow first-timer Russel Seddon, but by the end of the year he had won eight straight and impressively captured New South Wales and Australian national titles.


In the coming years, Browne developed into a world-class Featherweight, and won various regional titles, but in 2005 he lost world title-challenges to In Jin Chi (WBC) in Seoul, and Chris John (WBA) on home soil in Australia.


Between 2005 and 2008, he started to climb the weight-classes and had mixed success as he lost two of his next ten outings. After losing to Leonardo Zappavigna (16-0) in December of 2008, it looked as if he was done as a prize-fighter at only twenty-five.


 
 

However, Browne was not done yet, and, almost exactly five years later to the day, he started the come-back that would eventually lead to him finally becoming world champion. But it would still take almost another five years.

Now campaigning at Super Welterweight and Middleweight, Browne won eleven of his thirteen bouts, only drawing with Samuel Colomban (24-9) and losing to multiple world champion Anthony Mundine (47-8), and captured the UBO International title before securing his crack at the UBO World Super Welterweight crown.

In the opposite corner would be the very capable former WBO Africa Champion Ebenezer Lantei Lamptey (29-3) from Ghana, a dangerous and hungry opponent with twenty-two knockouts and appropriately nicknamed “Hitman”.

On August 19, 2018 at the K. Ranch Arena in Mount Hunter, New South Wales, Australia, a nice crowd turned up to support the local hero from only a few miles away in Camden. This was the night “The Titan” would be King!

And Browne didn't let the opportunity pass him by, as he totally dominated Lantei Lamptey and stopped him in the third round. It was a very impressive and sharp performance, showing that he was still a top-class operator.

Unfortunately Browne never defended the UBO World title. He has only fought three times since that August night in 2018, but he has won all three fights and remains a very relevant Super Welterweight.

 

 
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