“Sir” Marcus Browne remains undefeated against the late sub Donta Woods. Woods replaced the Veteran Yusaf Mack 3 days before the June 27th matchup. Marcus only needed 91 seconds to take out the late sub Woods. It was a combination of a right jab and straight left that dropped Woods and the fight was over. Marcus improves his record to 11 wins, no losses and 8 of the wins coming by knockout.
Picture Credit: SHOWTIME/Esther Lin
Written By: Andres Villacis/Team Browne
Originally light heavyweight prospect Marcus Browne was scheduled to step up the level of his opposition on this week’s edition of ShoBox: The New Generation against Yusaf Mack.
However, last Saturday the vastly more experienced two-time former world title challenger pulled out, leaving Browne looking for an opponent. Thankfully for Browne, Donta Woods stepped into the breach.
“I’m highly upset because we trained hard for Yusaf Mack and that was a great fight for us,” Browne told RingTV.com while on a his way to Las Vegas from Phoenix airport on Wednesday. “It was a step up fight but he’s going through whatever he’s going through and he had to pull out and we’re ready for Donta Woods.”
Browne (10-0, 7 knockouts) was a highly decorated amateur who represented the U.S. at the 2011 world amateur championships before appearing at the 2012 Olympics.
The London Games was something the 23-year-old New Yorker will never forget.
“What a beautiful experience,” said Browne “Just being in the Olympics is a wonderful thing, just being around top athletes from America and all over the world.”
Along with Browne-Woods, the ShoBox card is headlined by fellow 2012 U.S. Olympian Errol Spence Jr. against Ronald Cruz. Also on the broadcast, heavy handed middleweight Dominic Wade meets once-beaten Nick Brinson. The Golden Boy Promotions event takes place at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., the broadcast begins at 9:25 p.m. (ET/PT)
Anson Wainwright – Earlier this week your original opponent Yusaf Mack dropped out of the fight and now you face Donta Woods.
Marcus Browne – I’m highly upset because we trained hard for Yusaf Mack and that was a great fight for us. It was a step-up fight but he’s going through whatever he’s going through and he had to pull out and we’re ready for Donta Woods.
AW – Having prepared for Mack, this is a late change, what do you know about Donta Woods?
MB – He’s a righty, he’s a come-forward straight guy so we’re going to do what we have to, box him and have fun.
AW – Would you like the Mack fight to be rescheduled?
MB – Of course, we would love it. That’s who we prepared for, that’s who we had our game plan for but unfortunately he can’t fight.
AW – In your most recent fight you won a shutout decision over durable Otis Griffin. Talk us through that fight?
MB – He’s kind of awkward, it was a good experience, something to go off of.
AW – You’re from Staten Island, N.Y. Tell us about growing up there?
MB – It was rough. There weren’t boxers on Staten Island, except for this one guy I know called N’Wachi Hartley. It’s not a big boxing town. Everyone plays basketball, football. For me to box was kind of weird. I felt like nobody believed in me until I started winning national tournaments and then obviously making the Olympic team, that was the biggest thing, it made everyone believe. It’s not a big boxing town, it’s tough, it’s rough like any other gritty neighborhood in New York City, but I figured out a way to overcome that and focus on the important things in life.
AW – How did you become interested in boxing and then take it up?
MB – I was 13 at the time and I followed N’Wachi to the gym and I met my trainer Gary Stark Sr. and since that day I’ve been boxing ever since.
AW – You were a highly decorated amateur. Tell us about that part of your career?
MB – In New York City the Golden Gloves is one of the biggest things, so I won that three times. I won PAL nationals twice, U.S championships, I won the Olympic trials, and I won the American qualifier. I was like 89-7 with 40 knockouts.
AW – The Olympics must have been an incredible experience?
MB – Yes, I miss that place. What a beautiful experience. Most importantly the English people are very polite and nice people. Just being in the Olympics is a wonderful thing, just being around top athletes from America and all over the world. For me, being from America, being around guys like LaBron James and Kobe Bryant, it was amazing.
AW – How have you found the transition from amateur to pro?
MB – Nothing crazy. In professional boxing, being elite and being great, you have to live the life of a fighter. You have to being willing to grow from every situation in actual fights, even in sparring. It’s been a great transition for me, not the hardest thing in the world but you have to pay attention to the little things.
AW – You’re a light heavyweight. A couple of years ago it was a pretty barren division, but it seems to have really come to life over the past year or so.
MB – Oh man, it’s heating up and it’s a great thing for me actually that the light heavyweight division is picking up and everybody is paying attention to it. I’m blessed to be in this weight division.
‘B-Hop’ is a big homie. To see what he’s doing at his age is a beautiful thing. (Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev) they’re good fighters but they’re men like me. I’ve got to pay my dues and get there but when we get there we’ll be ready.
AW – What are your goals in boxing?
MB – My goal is to be a legend and leave my mark in the boxing world. I don’t just want to be a world champion. Not everyone can be a world champion, but there has been a lot of world champions, but there aren’t a lot of legends in the sport of boxing.
AW – What do you feel you might have to do to become a legend?
MB – Continue to grow, continue to work hard and live the life of a fighter.
AW – What you like to do away from boxing?
MB – I’m big on family but I’m a sneaker head. I collect sneakers like crazy, (it’s) my number one thing. I like little gadgets, of course shopping, a lot of spending money stuff. I try to work hard.
AW – In closing do you have a message for Woods ahead of your bout with him?
MB – Not really. My message will be delivered in the ring.
SOURCE: Anson Wainwright
ARTIST: WILLIAM DUCOS JR.
Light heavyweight Marcus Browne (10-0, 7 KOs), 23, a 2012 U.S. Olympian from Staten Island, N.Y., rolled past steppingstone opponent Otis Griffin (24-16-2, 10 KOs), 36, of Troy, Ala. Griffin, has lost six fights in a row, 10 of his past 11 bouts and was no match for the speed and accuracy of Browne, a southpaw. Browne scored a knockdown on a straight left hand in the fifth round and coasted to a shutout decision, 80-71 on all three scorecards.
Written by: Dan Rafael ESPN
Picture Credit: Geoff Burke, USA Today Sports
MAKE SURE TO TUNE IN ON SATURDAY APRIL 19TH AT 7PM EST – TO SHOWTIME EXTREME TO WATCH THE UNDERCARD FIGHTS. IT WILL BE A TRIPLE HEADER HEADLINED BY ZACHARY OCHOA, SADAM ALI AND STATEN ISLANDS OWN “SIR” MARCUS BROWNE.
THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT !!!!
Wednesday, April 16
1:00 p.m. FIGHTER MEDIA WORKOUTS
Location: Bald Eagle Recreation Center
100 Joliet St SW; Washington, DC 20032
1:00 p.m. – Media Arrival
1:30 p.m. – Lukas Konecny, D’Mitrius Ballard & Dominic Wade
1:50 p.m. – Peter Quillin, Marcus Browne & Zachary Ochoa
2:10 p.m. – Paulie Malignaggi & Sadam Ali
2:30 p.m. – Beibut Shumenov
2:50 p.m. – Shawn Porter
3:10 p.m. – Bernard Hopkins
Thursday, April 17
12:30 p.m. FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE
Location: The Hamilton Live
600 14th Street NW; Washington, DC 20005
12:30 p.m. – Media Arrival/Luncheon
1:00 p.m. – Press Conference Begins
Friday, April 18
1:00 p.m. OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Location: Marriott Renaissance – Renaissance Ballroom B
999 Ninth Street NW; Washington, DC 20001
12:00 p.m. – Weigh-In Doors Open
1:00 p.m. – Weigh-In Begins
Those of you who can not attend the fights in Washington DC, Showtime Extreme will be airing my fight at 7pm EST and the Main Events will air at 9pm on Showtime.
I will be fighting April 19 on the History at the Capitol Undercard !!
Staten Island’s “Sir” Marcus Browne continues his professional career undefeated as he out boxed Kentrell Claiborne for a six (6) round unanimous decision. Marcus is now 9-0 with 7 wins coming by knockout.
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Weigh In – Ready For Business
Showing the fans that I AM READY FOR WAR
Face Off for the Media
A little Confrontation – Its Part of the Business
Thanks to everyone who came out to Support!!!
Next Stop – BARCLAYS CENTER
Come out & support to watch Marcus Browne as he goes for his 9th victory!!
If you can’t make it, watch the fight live on Fox Sports1. Check your local listing for channels.
Thanks to Fated2Triumph for the video!!
Staten Island’s “Sir” Marcus Browne remains undefeated in the Light Heavyweight division as he made quick work of his opponent Kevin Engel. Browne improves to 8W-0L, 7 KOs.
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Marcus Browne vs. Kevin Engel
On The Scale 176.8
Ready To Fight !!!
Come Join Me & the rest of Team Browne on 12/7/2013 as I take on Kevin Engel at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.Thank you to everyone who came out and supported!!!
Photos By: Team Browne Photographer – Chris Jack
OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Location: Barclays Center
620 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY 10036
2:30 p.m. – Weigh-In Doors Open
3:00 p.m. – Weigh-In Begins
If you are unable to attend there will be a live stream of the weigh-in at: www.sports.sho.com/live at 3pm EST
Hope to see you there !! Come show yor support !!!
Marcus Browne, Light Heavyweight Prospect and 2012 U.S. Olympian
“I’m ready to show my growth from the last fight and put on a show. I like to have fun and make it look easy. I’m not trying to go eight rounds. I want to end my year on a good note and progress into 2014. My training was great, I was on weight a month and a half ago because I never got out of the gym.”
[Regarding his opponent Kevin Engel]
“He’s tall and a righty. Past fights can be deceiving, but he didn’t look fast. I’m going to use that to my advantage and work my speed.”
Photo Credit: Tom Casino/Showtime
Tuesday, December 3
11:30 a.m. FIGHTER OPEN WORKOUTS
Location: Gleason’s Gym
77 Front Street; Brooklyn, NY 11201
11:30 a.m. – Sadam Ali, Sakio Bika & Shawn Porter
12:00 p.m. – Marcus Browne & Anthony Dirrell
12:20 p.m. – Erislandy Lara
12:40 p.m. – Devon Alexander
1:00 p.m. – Paulie Malignaggi
Wednesday, December 4
3:00 p.m. ZAB JUDAH OPEN WORKOUT
Location: Judah Brothers Gym
400 Liberty Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Thursday, December 5
11:00 a.m. FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE
Location: Barclays Center
620 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY 10036
11:00 a.m. – Media Arrival
11:30 a.m. – Press Conference Begins
Come out to Brooklyn and keep me company for some good laughs.
I will be attending the comedy show to support my boy’s 2 year Anniversary of Laff Aholics.
Hope to see you there !!!
- Team Browne: This was your first fight going the distance, how did you feel ?
MB: I felt good. I was in shape to go 8 rounds, but I didn’t really want to go the 8 rounds. I took a lot from it and I am happy that now I can watch this fight on video and learn from it. Help me correct my mistakes.
- Team Browne: Did you want to go the full 8 rounds to display your boxing ability?
MB: Honestly, It wasn’t planned to go 8 rounds, I guess I was getting knockout happy because all my other fights ended by knockout and I didn’t expect this one to end any differently, But it did. I had a crafty guy in front of me and it was a great learning experience.
- Team Browne: Did Lamont hurt you at all ?
MB: Nah, not necessarily. I wasn’t in any type of crazy danger. He didn’t hurt me.
- Team Browne: What did you think about Lamont’s performance?
MB: His record didn’t add up to how he fought as a fighter. He had a lot of movement, and the way he moved was of someone with a lot of experience. I realized that a little bit into the fight, but that didn’t change anything. I mean, I could have been a little more aggressive, but I didn’t wanna get caught falling in, because that’s what he was waiting for. He was waiting to counter me, but at the same I was trying to make him react so I can counter him. I did feel like one of the scorecards was too close, but besides that I think I took care of business.
- Team Browne: What would you rate your performance vs. Lamont?
MB: I’ll give myself a B minus for that fight. I definitely showed that I got agitated and aggravated with him. Like I said before, that’s just something I can sit back and learn from and understand that I cant let that happen again. I just have to stay focused and stick to the task at hand and that’s exactly what I am going to do.
- Team Browne: When is your next fight?
MB: My next fight will be December 7th on the undercard of Paulie Malignaggi and Zab Judah at the Barclays Center.
- Team Browne: How many rounds?
MB: It will be scheduled for 8 rounds
- Team Browne: Do you know who your opponent will be ?
MB: I am not sure who my opponent is, but I will make sure I am in the greatest shape to take care of business and put on a show for the people.
- Team Browne: Last question, Paulie or Zab?
MB: (Laughs) I got Paulie, I love Paulie. Of course, Zab is a lefty from New York City and he was one of the guys I used to look up to coming up as a kid, but Paulie is my guy and I wish nothing but the best for people that I know personally.
Questions By: Andres Villacis of #TeamBrowne
Today, Teddy Atlas and myself were honored with the William A. Morris Humanitarian Award from the local NAACP branch in Staten Island. It was an honor. I want to continue being a role model to the kids in my community and showing them that hard work does pay off. No matter where you are from or what someone may tell you, you have to believe in yourself and tell yourself that you will be great. I would like to thank the community of Staten Island, The Teddy Atlas Program and all of TeamBrowne.
Hope to see you there !! September 30 – Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Manhattan & New Jersey – Everyone come out and supoport !!
Don Henley sang that “in a New York minute, everything can change.”
He didn’t say anything about 59 seconds — because for Marcus Browne, things remained very much the same.
The 22-year-old Clifton resident recorded his fastest victory to date Monday night at the Best Buy Theater in Manhattan, scoring a technical knockout of an overmatched Robert Hill one second shy of a minute into the scheduled four-round light heavyweight fight.
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My fight will be televised, below is a listing of channels that you can watch the fight on:
Direct TV: Channel 219
Dish Network: Channel 150
Time Warner Cable: 774
Verizon Fios: Channel 583
AT&T UVerse: Channel 1652
I appreciate all the support !!!
“So for all my Liberian & Trinidadian people, I’m repping Hard!!”
- Marcus Browne
Alot of people don’t know that I represent Trinidad & Liberia. My mother is from Liberia & my dad is from Trinidad. So I wanted to give a huge shout out to all my Trini & Liberian Fans !! You have a fighter that represents you!!
I would also like to give a special shout out to all my fans, locally and internationally.
Thanks for supporting !!!!
Hope to see you August 19 @ Best Buy Theater, NYC. If you can’t make it, the fight will be televised on Fox Sports 1.
#Team Browne would like to show appreciation to our FIRST Fan of the Month !! Coming all the way from the UK wearing a signed Marcus Browne T-Shirt!!
If you would like to be a fan of the month, send your pics, drawings, photos with or of Marcus Browne to email@example.com and we will select a random winner every month. Send it along with your instagram name or twitter name.