Lucas Browne Retires from Boxing After Loss to Hemi Ahio

Lucas Browne, 45, announces retirement from professional boxing after first-round technical knockout loss to Hemi Ahio. Browne's record stands at 31-6 with 27 knockouts, with all six losses coming by stoppage.

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Lucas Browne Retires from Boxing After Loss to Hemi Ahio

Lucas Browne Retires from Boxing After Loss to Hemi Ahio

Former WBA heavyweight champion Lucas Browne has announced his retirement from professional boxing following a first-round technical knockout loss to New Zealand's Hemi Ahio on the undercard of Vasiliy Lomachenko's win over George Kambosos Jr. in Perth, Australia. The 45-year-old Australian's record now stands at 31-6 with 27 knockouts, with all six losses coming by stoppage.

Browne, who stands 6'6" tall, had too much to handle from the 6'0" Ahio, who improves to 22-1 with 17 knockouts after his third consecutive win since suffering his only loss in October 2022. Browne has now lost three fights in a row, all by stoppage, indicating a significant decline in his punch resistance.

During his career, Browne won a version of the heavyweight title with a victory over Ruslan Chagaev in 2016 and faced notable opponents such as James Toney, Dillian Whyte, Junior Fa, and Jarell "Big Baby" Miller. He was known for his heavy-handed punching and always gave his best effort in the ring.

With Browne's punch resistance completely gone, it is hoped that he will retire from boxing to preserve his health. As for the 33-year-old Ahio, his future prospects look promising, and it would be interesting to see him face a bigger name in the heavyweight division or potentially try his hand at bridgerweight.

Lucas Browne's final professional record stands at 31-6 with 27 knockouts. His loss to Hemi Ahio on the Lomachenko vs. Kambosos card in Perth, Australia, marks the end of a career that saw him hold the WBA heavyweight title and face several notable opponents in the division.

Key Takeaways

  • Lucas Browne retires from boxing after 1st-round TKO loss to Hemi Ahio.
  • Browne's final record stands at 31-6 with 27 knockouts, all 6 losses by stoppage.
  • Ahio improves to 22-1 with 17 knockouts, winning 3 consecutive fights.
  • Browne held the WBA heavyweight title and faced notable opponents like Whyte and Miller.
  • Ahio's future prospects look promising, with potential fights in heavyweight or bridgerweight.