Dillian Whyte has says that Lucas Browne is a ‘Clubber’ and not a real puncher ahead of his heavyweight clash for the WBC Silver heavyweight title at the O2 in London on Saturday.
Browne is unbeaten in 25 starts, 22 via the short route but Whyte believes he will have more than enough experience, speed and power to inflict a first defeat on the Australian fighter.
Speaking exclusively to Sky Sports, Whyte, 22-1-(16), said: "I’ve fought guys with a big punch, with speed, power, flashy technique, traditional boxing technique, tall guys who get a lot of leverage. He’s just a clubber.
"He’s strong but he hasn’t fought anyone as youthful as me. He might have fought guys with better technique but they have been old.
"I’ve got the skill, speed and power. People forget, but I’ve got power. I can knock people out."
Whyte puts his punching power and durability down to when he suffered his only defeat to date, a seventh round tko defeat to current IBF/WBA and IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua back in December 2015.
"Before I fought AJ I was a three-to-six round puncher but now I’ve got the punch power late into the fight, and I’ve got the cardio and conditioning to go with it," said Whyte told Sky Sports at Tuesday’s public work-out.
"It’s not just about trying to put people to sleep in the first round.
"People say: ’you’re more calm’. I know what I need to do. Hindsight is a great thing. It’s about experience. I’ve grown physically and mentally.
"These guys say I’m no good. When they get here and I start landing, or I’m stronger than they thought, they change their minds.
"It’s going to be bloody, and it ain’t going to be my blood. Smack talk aside, this will be a good fight.