Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Allan Green’s Adviser Responds to Edwin Rodriguez

by David P. Greisman

An interview with Edwin Rodriguez published on BoxingScene.com earlier Monday, Nov. 7, prompted a response from Allan Green’s adviser.

Rodriguez had said he wanted to fight a big name at super middleweight.

“I’d like to fight Kelly Pavlik, Allan Green, somebody that is known, and definitely one of the top 10 guys,” he said. “But the division is so deep and with so many good fighters there now, that it doesn’t really matter who. It’s one of the toughest divisions right now. It’s a good division to be in. There’s a lot of choices. I believe that by fighting somebody with a big name, that’s how I’m going to get my name out there as well.”

Green’s adviser, Greg Leon, emailed this statement:

“I spent seven months pleading with DiBella Entertainment to make Allan Green vs. Edwin Rodriguez. Fact is, OUR promoter was highly opposed [to] making the fight. Allan Green is a full-blown light heavyweight now, and if Edwin Rodriguez wants to move up in weight, we’d be more than happy to make his wish come true.

“After Edwin’s last televised performance on ‘ShoBox,’ Allan Green told me that DiBella Entertainment ‘would never put that kid in the ring with me, because if he’s getting walked down by undersized guys, he’s far from ready for a bigger, stronger fighter.’

“Right now, Allan Green’s primary objective is improving to 2-0 in Canada by shocking Jean Pascal in his back yard. If not, handing Edwin Rodriguez his first loss would be a decent consolation prize.”

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter at twitter.com/fightingwords2 or on Facebook at facebook.com/fightingwordsboxing, or send questions and comments to [email protected]

Tags: Edwin Rodriguez image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by King Koko on 11-07-2011

Allen Green didn't even look that good against feather fisted Demers and now he thinks he can beat Pascal? Common people! Green's best days are behind him and he will not make any noise at light heavyweight

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Video: Amir Khan Discusses Win Over Lo Greco, The Future Vargas: I Thought I Beat Broner, But I Can't Dispute The Decision Jermall Charlo: Bring on Golovkin - I Want That Fight! Broner: I Won That Fight, You All Know I Beat Jessie Vargas! Ramon Alvarez Decisions Jorge Paez Over Ten Rounds Adrien Broner, Jessie Vargas Battle To a Majority Draw Adrien Broner vs. Jessie Vargas - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jermall Charlo Demolishes Hugo Centeno in Two For Interim Belt Jermall Charlo vs. Hugo Centeno - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Gervonta Davis Crushes Jesus Cuellar in Three For WBA Title Gervonta Davis vs. Jesus Cuellar - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Adrien Broner vs. Jessie Vargas - CompuBox Historical Review Jermall Charlo vs. Hugo Centeno - CompuBox Historical Review Amir Khan To Kell Brook: I'm Chasing You, Remember That! Gervonta Davis vs. Jesus Cuellar - CompuBox Historical Review Carl Frampton Outboxes Nonito Donaire For WBO Interim-Title Otto Wallin Decisions Adrian Granat, Captures The EU Title Tomasz Adamek Downs Joey Abell in The Seventh Round Agit Kabayel Crushes Miljan Rovcanin in Three, Retains EBU Belt Carl Frampton vs. Nonito Donaire - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Zolani Tete Dominates Omar Narvaez Over Twelve Rounds Broner vs. Vargas - LIVE Results From Brooklyn Amir Khan Destroys Phil Lo Greco in Less Than a Minute Tommy Coyle Stops Sean Dodd, Claims Commonwealth Belt Jessie Vargas-Adrien Broner: Stats & Stakes Vanes on Golovkin: Everyone is Human, Everyone is Beatable! Conor Benn Stops Chris Truman, Targets Peynaud Rematch Hugo Centeno's Trainer Breaks Down Jermall Charlo Fight Batyr Ahmedov Being Placed on The Fast-Track, Says Manager Jessie Vargas: Keith Thurman is Irrelevant, No One Cares For Him Amir Khan vs. Phil Lo Greco - CompuBox Historical Review Carl Frampton vs. Nonito Donaire - CompuBox Historical Review Jermall Charlo Sparred Bell Twins in Preparation for Centeno Amir Khan vs. Phil Lo Greco - LIVE Results From Liverpool Michael Conlan Overwhelmed With Home Return on June 30 Frampton vs. Donaire - LIVE Results From Belfast Carl Frampton-Nonito Donaire: Stats & Stakes Centeno: Charlo Should've Knocked Out Injured Heiland Sooner Mares: Gervonta Should Beat Cuellar Easily, But He Tends to Tire Broner: When I'm Done, I'll Be One of The Best To Wear Gloves
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement