Lucas Browne has arrived home in Perth for some hard-earned rest, following his disastrous trip to London.
Against Dillian Whyte at the weekend Browne looked a shadow of the fighter that stopped Ruslan Chagaev in one of the all-time great Australian boxing performances in March 2016.
Browne had fought just two and a half rounds since that bout, against journeyman Matthew Greer at Punchbowl, and is now acutely aware that inactivity is poison in boxing.
Despite some calls for Browne to walk away from the sport following his first loss he has vowed to get busy, and potentially return to both kickboxing and MMA, as he sets about rebuilding his boxing career.
At some point a bout with former world title challenger Alex Leapai could make sense, but in the short term Browne will rest and recover from a scary beating and an arduous journey home.
After being taken by ambulance to hospital following the knock out Browne received nine stitches and was subjected to various tests. He was released from hospital in the early hours of the morning and returned to the team hotel only to collect his luggage before heading to the airport. After a brief stay in Sydney he flew to Perth to be in the company of his partner and children.
Browne has vowed to the boxing world that he will be back.