Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Danny Green Hopes To Stage Australia's Biggest Show

Former world champion Danny Green hopes the fight card he has assembled for his November 30 showdown with Poland's Krzysztof Wlodarczyk will be remembered as the greatest in Australian boxing history.

On a night when Green will attempt to snare Wlodarczyk's WBC cruiserweight world title, Indonesian superstar Chris John will defend his WBA featherweight crown against Ukrainian Stanyslav Merdov in a blockbuster undercard bout.

And a third world title will be decided when Sydney's Will Tomlinson fights for the IBO featherweight belt against a yet-to-be-determined opponent.

John, aiming to defend his title for the 15th time, is a hero in his home country, even receiving messages of congratulations from Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono after victories.

The presence of the 32-year-old on the undercard will ensure Green's bout will be watched by tens of millions of people in Indonesia.

Green, who will be fighting for the first time since losing his IBO cruiserweight belt to Antonio Tarver earlier this year, said he was proud to be able to put on such a high-profile fight card in his hometown of Perth.

"I don't see this fight card ever being eclipsed in this sport in this country - ever," he said yesterday.

"Chris is a superstar in Indonesia. The poor guy can't walk down the street without being mobbed.

"The President rings him after he's victorious in his fights.

"To have him fight on our show is a massive thing. He's a superstar of the sport.

"Will Tomlinson has been on my undercards a few times.

"If Will's victorious in this fight and can win the world title, then we see Will being a main-event fighter in the future.

"So when I'm finished in this world of boxing, hopefully a guy like Will can carry the sport into the future."

Green said he felt a strong sense of duty to protect the reputation of Australian boxing to ensure the sport remained popular well into the future.

"There's been a lot of innuendo and a lot of talk about the sport of boxing and it's taken a few hits recently," Green said.

"Three world title fights, and all incredible fights, all on one night of action ... I don't see this fight card ever being eclipsed.

"And also on the undercard, Pieter Cronje is fighting Anthony McCracken for a regional title.

"That fight itself is a stand-alone main-event fight. I'm pretty proud to be able to stand here with these guys beside me and say this is the best fight card that's ever been put on in this country."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Fox: They Think I'm a Chump; I'll Show I Belong Against Andrade Gabe Rosado Batters, Stops Glen Tapia in Sixth Round Gabe Rosado vs. Glen Tapia - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Saunders: Lemieux is GGG's Leftover Dog Meat - I Want The Dog! Video: Abel Sanchez Talks Golovkin vs. Canelo, Gassiev, More Buster Douglas Backs Wilder Over Joshua, Shakes Head at PED Use Gabe Rosado vs. Glen Tapia - LIVE Results From Las Vegas Gassiev: WBSS is Best Way To Unify, Show I'm The Best at Cruiser News: Devin Haney, Shiro vs. Guevara, Reymart Gaballo Machado: Roach Gives Me Confidence, I'm Ready For Corrales Sullivan Barrera vs. Felix Valera Part of HBO Triple on Nov. 25 Video: Richard Schaefer Talks World Boxing Super Series Ronnie Shields: Lara's Style is His Style - I Won't Change it For Critics! Photos: Ruiz vs. Montano - Boxeo Telemundo Weights Milan Melindo vs. Hekkie Budler Rematch Ordered By The IBF Schaefer: WBSS Has Elevated the Entire Cruiserweight Division News: Montgomery Brothers, Ruben Villa, Dutchover, More Demetrius Andrade: Golovkin Beat Canelo - I Want GGG Next! DiBella: Wilder vs. Whyte To Get Joshua is Stupid, Whyte Irrelevant! Photos: Murat Gassiev, Krzysztof Wlodarczyk - Go Face To Face David Haye: If I Beat Bellew, But Scrape Through - I May Retire! Sosa, Castellanos Plan For War on Kovalev vs. Shabrankskyy Card Photos: Joe Joyce, Ian Lewison - Ready For Battle Top Rank on ESPN - Television Ratings, Numbers, Statistics Gabriel Gonzaga Ready For His Pro Boxing Debut Gervonta Davis To Stand Trial on Assault Charge on November 29 Katie Taylor Won't Let Title Opportunity Slip, Hungry To Win Belt David Benavidez: I Wanted Gavril Again To Prove Doubters Wrong Lara: Andrade is Broke, Frustrated & Getting Worse by The Fight Roach: Will Be Hard for Retired Cotto to Resist Canelo-GGG Winner Daily Bread Mailbag: Spence-Thurman, Charlo, Lubin, PEDs, More Joshua Expects Late KO: Takam's Head is a Block of Cement! Steve Collins Granted Licence To Box Again Euro News: Teper-Lazarides, Braekhus-Lauren II, Jamoye Retires Hearn Talks Possibility of Joshua Fighting Overseas in Early 2018 Rob Brant's Promoter Confident Boxer Will Win WBSS at 168 DeGale: Can't Moan Over Canelo-GGG Draw, It Was Close Fight Joshua Backs Bellew To Overcome Haye Again, Win Rematch Burnett-Zhakiyanov: Unification and Foundation Sanchez: If Canelo Rematch Is Made, GGG Won't Fight Before Then
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement