Nigel Benn to help train Australian heavyweight Lucas Browne
Last Updated: 16/09/15 10:34am
Australian heavyweight hope Lucas Browne believes former two-weight world champion Nigel Benn can shape him in to a world champion.
The unbeaten 36-year-old (23-0-KO20) is currently nursing a hand injury but is enthusiastic over the prospect of welcoming the east Londoner to his native state of New South Wales.
Browne, who is the current mandatory challenger for Ruslan Chagaev's WBA world title said: "My hand is still in a cast, but I can't wait to get in there and work with Nigel and Rodney Williams.
"I watched Nigel train yesterday and I was really impressed with him and what Rodney was showing him.
I'm sure that fight fans in the UK and Ireland will be excited about Nigel training me and bringing out the beast!
"I'm sure that fight fans in the UK and Ireland will be excited about Nigel training me and bringing out the beast! He was always in exciting fights and always in tip-top shape.
"I'm the mandatory contender for the winner of Ruslan Chagaev and Fres Oquendo and I know that I need to ramp it up to get my hands on that WBA belt.
"I know that Rodney and Nigel have a lot of blood, sweat and pain installed for me but I need that so on fight night I know I'm the superior boxer in there."
Benn last fought in 1996 when he failed to relieve Steve Collins of the WBO world super-middleweight title.