Browne makes short work of Towers to earn shot at Commonwealth champion Price
By Martin Domin - dailymail.co.uk
Lucas Browne earned a shot at Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price by knocking out Richard Towers in the fifth round in Hull on Saturday night.
Too much: Lucas Browne used his power to good effect to stop Richard Towers on Saturday night
Both men brought impressive knockout ratios to the ring with Towers having stopped 11 of 14 opponents while Browne had been taken the distance just twice in 17 fights.
End of the road: The referee waves the fight off after Towers was on the end of a barrage of shots
And after a quiet fourth stanza, Browne completed the job before the halfway mark. Pinning Towers on the ropes, he unleashed a flurry of thudding shots which left Towers bent backwards over the ropes. Once the referee stepped in, Towers staggered across the ring and was soon put out of his misery.
Lucas Browne stops Richard Towers in fifth round of eliminator for David Price's Commonwealth heavyweight title
Australian Lucas Browne stopped Richard Towers in the fifth round of their Commonwealth heavyweight title eliminator in Hull.
Lucas Browne: Stopped Richard Towers in the fifth round
Both men headed into what looked an explosive contest with unbeaten records, but there proved to be very little action in the opening two rounds as a tentative Towers tried to keep things at range behind his jab.
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