Photos/Report by Brock Ellis
AUSTRALIA's Blake Caparello (17-0-1, 6 KOs) had his final sparring session earlier today ahead of his scheduled twelve-round championship fight against former world title challenger and Super Six contestant Allan 'Sweetness' Green (33-4, 22 KOs) on Thursday October 17th at The Melbourne Pavilion.
The fight, which will air nationally on Fox Sports Australia will be for the vacant IBO light heavyweight title, previously held by future Hall of Famers Roy Jones Jr and Antonio Tarver, as well as Chad Dawson and Jean Pascal in more recent times.
Caparello, 27, who is fresh from a training camp in Canada with Jean Pascal, Eleider Alvarez and Artur Beterbiev is widely regarded as one of Australia's brightest prospects, having seen off a variety of challengers, most notably International opponents Aaron Pryor Jr, Robert Berridge and Joseph Kwadjo with relative ease throughout a professional career that is yet to span over four years.
"It's good that Foxtel have gotten behind me, so people can see what I'm all about and where I'm going. I appreciate everything that people have done for me, my trainer (Sam Labruna) included and I'm looking forward to showing everyone what I'm all about on Thursday night," explained Caparello.
"If he (Green) decides to fight me on the front foot, I'll step back and use my angles. I love that I've learnt everything, if he decides to fight defensive on the night - I'll attack. My trainer has shown me everything." he continued. "We've had a lot of doubters, we're always going to have doubters, but that's the way we like it."
If Caparello is successful in defeating Allan Green, he will become one of only three reigning world champions from Australia, which currently includes WBC super middleweight champion Sakio Bika and IBO super featherweight champion Will Tomlinson.Tags: Blake Caparello