Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Tarver: Green Hurt Me Twice But I Never Let Him Know

SYDNEY — Antonio Tarver became a five-time world champion after stopping Australian Danny Green after nine rounds of their IBO Cruiserweight title fight in Sydney on Wednesday. Tarver, 42, won the International International Boxing Organisation title with a flurry of blows that had Green dazed on the ropes until the bell came to his rescue at the end of the ninth round.

Green's corner stopped the fight with Tarver clearly the superior fighter with his southpaw left jab doing most of the damage. Four-time light heavyweight world champion Tarver's record now stands at 29 wins (20KOs) and six defeats in 35 professional fights.

"Danny fought a great fight, he hurt me twice, but I didn't let him know it and I want to thank Danny for giving me the opportunity," Tarver said. "Danny has to get healthy and get back in shape and who knows if he calls me I'm coming back (for a rematch)."

It was Green's fifth title defence with a first round TKO of American great Roy Jones Jnr among his victories, but he was unable to prevent Tarver from dominating the fight.

"It was very tough for me, I fought a great fighter and I couldn't do anything right tonight," Green said. "I don't take anything away from Antonio, he fought a smart fight, he proved tonight that 42 is nothing but a number."

Three-division champion Green, 38, now has a pro record of 31 wins (27KOs) and four defeats.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by VERILY on 07-22-2011

[QUOTE=titanium;10878263]After years of not giving Tarver respect, things have changed for me. Would like to see him go for one of the cruiserweight titles now.[/QUOTE] [SIZE="4"]The only type of person who wouldn't have given Milk-Dud respect up until now would…

Comment by titanium on 07-22-2011

After years of not giving Tarver respect, things have changed for me. Would like to see him go for one of the cruiserweight titles now.

Comment by LeadUppercut on 07-22-2011

[QUOTE=Biolink;10873801]Has Green's stamina always been that bad? I'm on the 5th round and he's already taken two rounds off. His hands are low and not throwing many punches. [B]The first time he took a break was the 3rd round[/B] from…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 07-22-2011

[QUOTE=BoxingGenius27;10873335]I saw the first time Green hurt him... It was a left jab in like the 6th round. Tarver went limp for a split second. I'm not sure about the 2nd time...[/QUOTE] It was that straight right-hand to the body,…

Comment by killacash on 07-21-2011

[QUOTE=BoxingGenius27;10873335]I saw the first time Green hurt him... It was a left jab in like the 6th round. Tarver went limp for a split second. I'm not sure about the 2nd time...[/QUOTE] Had to be when Green caught him with…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (17)
Top Headlines Joshua: I'd Knock Wilder Out With One Shot, Smack Parker Around! Manny Pacquiao Hints That He Wants Conor McGregor Next Groves: Eubank Improved, But Never Boxed Anyone on My Level Photos: Devon Alexander Returns Strong, Dominates Castillo Barrera 'Bitter' About Shabranskyy Getting Title Shot Before Him Austin Trout: Jacobs Beat Golovkin, He's The Best at 160! Kovalev: Loss to Ward in Our Rematch Didn't Break Me Mentally Saunders: I'll Beat Lemieux Convincingly, No Robbery Worries Frank Warren Says Door is Wide Open For Scott Quigg To Join Parker: I'm a Big Risk - Joshua Needs Over 65%, Rematch Clause Parker Promoter: More People Contacted Us About Joshua's Chin Joshua's Promoter: I Can't See a Wilder Deal, Parker More Likely Video: Golden Boy's Diaz Talks Cotto vs. Ali, Arum's Beef, More Alexander Dimitrenko Back on December 22, Adrian Granat Too Sergey Kovalev - From a Single Point to a Question Mark Wilder To Hearn: Add Joshua To Whyte Deal - I'll Whip Their Asses! Video: Kathy Duva Breaks Down HBO Triple, Kovalev's Return Video: Jason Sosa Discusses Yuriorkis Gamboa Showdown Sullivan Barrera to face Sergey Kovalev or Dmitry Bivol in 2018? Farmer Confident of Title Win: None of These Dudes Can Beat Me! Austin Trout: I Would Love To Fight Julian Williams Shabranskyy Sparred With Bivol, Benavidez for Kovalev Fight Video: Yuriorkis Gamboa Discusses Career, Jason Sosa Clash Video: Sergey Kovalev Talks Ward, Shabranskyy, Car Accident David Haye Vows To Recover, To Come Back Strong in 2018 Golovkin Blown Away By Treatment in The Motherland - Mexico Photos: Yuriorkis Gamboa, Jason Sosa - Go Face To Face Photos: Sullivan Barrera, Felix Valera - Square Up in New York City Photos: Kovalev, Shabranskyy - Face To Face at Final Presser Peltz: Sosa-Gamboa Will Be HBO's Fight of the Night Saturday Eubank Sr. Takes a Deep Dig at Groves' Trainer Shane McGuigan Parker Promoter To Hearn: Worry About Joshua's Chin, Not Presser! James Toney To Joshua: Put on Big-Boy Pants, Come Fight in U.S. News: Cornflake LaManna, Blair Cobbs, Liliana Palmera, More Hearn Thinks Parker Promoter is Bonkers After Presser on Joshua Oscar Valdez To Target Carl Frampton Showdown in 2018 Gary Russell Jr: Will Golden Boy Promotions Let Diaz Fight Me? Duva: 'Irrelevant' Stevenson Has No Interest in Fighting Kovalev Eubank Sr: I Don't See How George Groves Will Go The Distance Wanheng Menayothin Goes for 49-0 in Upcoming Defense
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement