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Marcus Browne: ‘My number one goal is to not just become a world champion, but to become a legend in the sport of boxing’

Marcus Browne is one of the hottest prospects in the United States.

The Light Heavyweight Southpaw from Staten Island boasts an accomplished amateur background, including winning the 2010 and 2011 Golden Gloves, and the 2012 US Championships before representing the United States in the 2012 London Olympics class, where he was stunned by Damian Hooper in the first round.

Even if he couldn’t shine for the American men in England, Browne was still in the spotlight come his professional debut in November of 2012. On that day, he knocked out Codale Ford in three rounds, and also won his five subsequent fights by knockout.

Despite all he achieved as an amateur, Browne might actually be more suited for the pros. So far, none of his opponents have struck fear into him, as he’s built up a 12-0 ledger, with nine knockouts to his name. Browne is a sharp thinker in the ring, and is good at sensing opponents weaknesses. His lead right hand is as good as his power left, and he continually employs new dimensions to his attack. The most readied foes will still struggle to overcome the multifaceted boxer.

In his most recent fight, “Sir” Marcus Browne made easy work of the usually durable Paul Vazquez, stopping the Martinez, California native in just 28 seconds of the opening frame.

Browne is ready for bigger and better things. Over the next few months, he looks to seek out any of the world-ranked 175lbers accept the task of facing him.

Read our interview below:

Q: First off, may I ask, how are you getting acquitted to boxing in the pros? You had an extensive amateur career, and, after only six pro-bouts, fought your first eight rounder as a pro, how has it been making that transition, and against pretty stellar opposition, I should say?

Marcus Browne: Making my transition to the pros wasn’t that hard. I felt like my amateur style was more fit for the pros anyway. But, to actually be fighting in my first 8-rounder, we work hard in the gym, I have been sparring 8-rounders since I was 15, 16 years old. To do it in the pros is a different story, but it’s a cool thing knowing that I could do it.

Q: Speaking of the amateurs, what do you feel was the biggest accomplishment you had during that time? Your accolades are almost too long to list, but include multiple Golden Gloves championships, P.A.L. Nationals, and numerous awards at the youth level.

MB: My biggest accomplishment as an amateur was making the 2012 Olympic team twice

Q: What’s your “story”? How was your upbringing and how did it coincide with you becoming a pro boxer? (Next question relates to this one, too)

MB: I was always fighting in the streets growing up as a kid. I guess you could say I was a fighter before I knew I was a real fighter. On my upbringing, It was cool. I was in a single-parent home, my mom pretty much took care of me.

Q: How did you get into boxing, and when did you know that you were hooked on having a career in pugilism?

MB: I got into boxing because a friend of mine N’wachi Hartley (he passed away in 2008). I actually followed him to the gym in 2003 and the rest is history. I met my trainer Gary Stark Sr, and we’ve been working together since. I knew I was hooked on boxing in 2007, I got disqualified in the Junior Olympic nationals, and I went to Kansas City the following month and I actually beat the kid that won the Junior Olympics and the kid that he beat in the finals. That made me feel like i was the #1 kid in the country and that I could take this boxing thing to the next level.

Q: What do you view as your toughest fight, as a pro or amateur?

MB: (laughs) My toughest fights were actually in the amateurs. The first one was to get to the Olympic trials and it was in the P.A.L. National finals, against Jerry Odom, and the 2nd was in the Olympic trials itself also against Jerry Odom. He was one of the roughest and toughest people I have ever fought in the amateurs or pros.

Q: You were scheduled for your biggest fight to date earlier this year against former world title challenger Yusaf Mack on Shobox, but it was cancelled last minute. Any interest in rescheduling that one, or do you have some other fights on your radar?

MB: Honestly, I’m over Yusaf Mack. If I fight him or if I don’t fight him it doesn’t mean anything to me. My career is still going to go in the path it’s supposed to.  I feel like that fight is behind us and we are looking forward to my next fight, which is scheduled to be in November.

Q: You are currently being brought up under Al Haymon’s managerial guidance, any comments on what it’s like to be guided by what is considered to be the most prominent advisor in the sport today?

MB: First and foremost, Al is just a great guy overall. You know, me and him have our own personal relationship. And I wouldn’t want to be signed to anyone else because, as you can see, most of my fights have been televised and I have been busy. The most important thing about being a pro is staying busy. Alot of these guys sign with promoters and only fight 3 or 4 times a year and thats not how you learn. You have to fight a lot more and Al keeps me busy. I appreciate that from him.

Q: If you’re at liberty to discuss this topic, do you mind me asking what your promotional outlook currently is? Most of your fights have taken place on Golden Boy Boxing events, but I haven’t heard outrightly who you are signed to?

MB: I am basically signed with Al Haymon and that’s that.

Q: What is your goal as a pro boxer? What do you want to accomplish before you retire?

MB: My number one goal is to not just become a world champion, but to become a legend in the sport of boxing because i feel like you should aim high and not just shoot to be a world champion. I mean of course being a champion is unique in its own right but being a legend is VERY unique in its own right.

Q: Any final comments to those reading this article?

 MB: Firstly, I would like to thank Ringnews24.com for the interview, and I would also like to thank all the fan and supporters. If you want to follow me on twitter it’s @marcus_browne. If you want to follow me on Instagram my name on there is @mbrowne718. Look out for me in November, when I should be fighting next.