It has been revealed by Hatton promotions that the regular WBA Heavyweight Champion, Lucas Browne has recently passed a Lie Detector test which they claim shows that the unbeaten Austrailian do not knowingly take any banned substance whilst over in Russia before facing Ruslan Chagaev.
Lucas said “I am pleased that the polygraph test confirmed that I am telling the truth. The result is not a surprise to me as I have always said I am a clean athlete, I know I arrived in Grozny a clean athlete and I know I did nothing wrong when I was there. It should never be forgotten that I requested the VADA testing for the fight. Whilst the result is not a surprise to me, I consider this test another step towards proving my innocence. I remain grateful for the ongoing support of the public, my manager and my promoter. Together we are fighting this injustice.”
Ricky Hatton feels that he is being proved right by the test. “I have been saying since it happened I am 100 per cent behind Lucas. The whole thing just doesn’t stack up. The results of the lie detector test don’t surprise me at all. Lucas knows he didn’t do it, I know he didn’t do it and now we have a test conducted by experts that confirms he is telling the truth. We will keep going and do all that we can do to prove his innocence. Matters are in the hands of the lawyers and the WBA. I and the whole of boxing hope they do the right thing by Lucas. Boxing needs that to happen to maintain its credibility. The public is behind Lucas because they know the truth as well.”