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Danny Green Still Unsure About His Future in Boxing

Newly-crowned IBO world cruiserweight champion Danny Green says he plans to take time to soak up one of the biggest wins of his career before deciding on his future in the fight game.

Green outclassed Kiwi Shane Cameron to reclaim his title on Wednesday night with a unanimous points decision at Melbourne's Hisense Arena.

The pair went toe-to-toe over 12 rounds with Green later describing the fight as an "old school behind the shed Saturday night pub brawl".

Green was expected to use his lighter frame, faster footwork and quicker hand speed to tire Cameron but, instead, frustrated his bigger opponent by wrestling and grappling to nullify his big right hand.

The 39-year-old, who retired briefly in 2008, was tipped to end his 11-year career on a high after the courageous victory which left his record at 33-5.

But the veteran West Australian said he didn't want to rush into any decision.

"I'm just going to chill and enjoy it," he said after claiming his fourth world title.

"The longer I've gone on in the sport, the more I've learnt to relax and enjoy the victories and I'm not going to make any decisions. I'm just going to enjoy this.

"I'm going to cuddle my kids and enjoy that I was able to hold it together and dig deep and pull out a victory after such an adverse couple of years."

That referred to two losses last year - one in Sydney when he surrendered the same cruiserweight belt to Antonio Tarver, although the American was later stripped of his title for doping.

Green revealed after the victory that he'd endured 12 rounds battling for breath after a body blow by Cameron in round one re-injured ribs he'd broken during training a month ago.

He said he'd trained wearing a special guard, covered by a t-shirt and, when quizzed about it, passed it off as a heart monitor.

Green, popular for avoiding the trash talk that boxing is synonymous with, said he hoped Cameron continued his quest for a world title.

The Aucklander showed courage but couldn't land the knock-out blow he desperately needed.

"I hope Shane Cameron hasn't lost an ounce of respect from anyone," Green said.

"I hope people realize that he couldn't have done any more.

"He got belted sometimes and he copped it sweet ... I hope he realizes how much respect I have and, hopefully, it doesn't deter him."

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