WYMT- Sports - Headlines

Local Boxer Ready for WBC Championship Bout

"I got too much heart, can't let them down."

"I have to work for what I get."

"There's been some hard knocks. I mean, I've come home, I've threw the cars to my trainer and said, you have to drive home. You know, I've been dead tired."

"I know what its like to dig down, I know what it's like to be in a fight. Lets just strap it up."

With a career record of 14-1 with 9 knockouts, Warren "The Hit Man" Browning will get his chance at the WBC Heavyweight National Championship Saturday, August 13th in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"You can't get any bigger than Vegas. Hard Rock Casino, fighting under the Bantamweight Championships. Co-main event. Its on the Showtime. Just blessed, what an opportunity."

His opponent? The 12th ranked heavyweight contender, Eric Molina. Molina has the size advantage on Browning standing at 6'6 with a 84 inch reach, but Browning isn't intimidated one bit.

"Ask Mike Tyson coming up. He wasn't a tall heavyweight, but he knew how to get underneath. Wen you get there, you gotta let go."

Browning says Molina hasn't been in the ring with someone as powerful as he is, and that promoter Don King called the wrong guy for this fight.

"I don't think he's boxed the caliber of strength that I have. You know, they think he is the next champ. But, I don't think so."

Having the opportunity to fight in two title fights in a span of a year, Browning says, he living his dream.

"A guy from, you know, here I am in Williamsburg Kentucky. And within a year's time, I am getting to fight for two world championships. You know, it's an honor."

Now he finds himself one win away from becoming a heavyweight champion.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WYMT CONTACT INFO 199 Black Gold Blvd. Hazard, KY 41701 606-436-5757 - switchboard 606-439-9968 - newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 127649878 - wkyt.com/a?a=127649878
Gray Television, Inc.