WBC Orders Artur Beterbiev To Defend Title Against Marcus Browne
WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has instructed unified light-heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev (16-0, 16 KOs) to defend his title against Marcus Browne (24-1, 16 KOs) next.
The sanctioning body has given both boxers a few weeks to reach an agreement before a purse bid is ordered on September 17.
Browne thoroughly deserves to get a title shot being the top-ranked star in the WBC rankings.
Back in January 2019, Browne got one of his career’s biggest wins when he downed Badou Jack. However, the 30-year-old soon suffered the first loss of his professional boxing career in August 2019. Browne lost to multiple division champion Jean Pascal on the decision.
After the contest was brought to an abrupt ending due to a severe cut on Browne’s head, the judges the showdown 75-74 in favor of Pascal.
Browne, however, did not take long to bounce back with another win. The New Yorker defeated Denis Grachev this year.
Taking a look at the opponents Browne has shared the rings with so far, Beterbiev seems to be the toughest boxer on the list. This is primarily because of the vicious knockout power that the light-heavyweight champ possesses that has helped him get all 16 career wins.