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 Ryan Garcia: I Want Gervonta Davis, I Want To Fight Him! Hearn Sides With Joshua's Position: No Face To Face With Wilder Browne: 'Idiot' Whyte Famous Only for Getting KO'd by Joshua Naoya Inoue's Power Has Improved at 118, Says Sparring Partner Hearn: Anthony Joshua is Very Interested in Rematch With Whyte Frank Bruno Issues Joseph Parker Warning To Anthony Joshua Golden Boy Prez on Golovkin: Sounds Like Fear, Making Excuses Liam Smith: There is No Way Ali Beats Even a 75% Version of Cotto Willy Vlautin and His Love For The Sport of Boxing WBC Prez is Waiting For Mikey Garcia To Make His Decision Golden Boy Prez Reacts: It Sounds Like Golovkin Wants Out! Golovkin: Those Responsible For Draw Are Terrorists, Need Jail! Golovkin: Canelo is Cheating, Using Drugs - De La Hoya is Dirty Yuriorkis Gamboa, Golden Boy Promotions Part Ways Jorge Arce Comes Out Firing in Defense of Canelo, Luis Nery Hearn Reacts To Wilder Calling Him 'White Man Milking a Brother' Ryota Murata vs. Emanuele Blandamura Will Be Carried By ESPN Julian Williams vs. Nathaniel Gallimore Finalized For SHO Triple ESPN Names Mayweather 8th Most Dominant Athlete of Past 20 Years Kautondokwa: After Godoy, I am ready for Billy Joe Saunders! Jose Ramirez's First Defense Targeted For Ballpark in Fresno Tyson Fury's New Goal - Break Joe Louis' 25 Defense Record News: Payano vs. Plania, Braulio Rodriguez, Vicente Eyes Dogboe Photos: Dillian Whyte, Lucas Browne, Frank Buglioni - Workouts Ramirez-Imam Tripleheader Averaged Only 488K Viewers for ESPN Anthony Joshua Won’t Discuss What He'll Weigh for Parker Fight News: Klara Svennson Update, Rocco Wadell Back on April 21 Billy Joe Saunders vs. Martin Murray Moves To June 23rd Parker on Joshua: Somebody is Getting KO'd - It Won't Be Me! Prograis Sees 'Lots of Holes' in Jose Ramirez, Respects His Chin Mikey Garcia Explains Why He'd Want Spence Bout Over Crawford Jose Ramirez vs. Amir Imam: Afterthoughts Liam Smith: I Think Ali Might Be Tougher Fight Than Miguel Cotto Hughie Fury: I'll Be World Champion, I'm a World Level Fighter! Kudratillo Abdukakhorov Rising in Ranks After Malaysia Win Whyte Shakes Head: Joshua is Not Going To Fight Wilder Next Sanchez: If Canelo Dominates Golovkin, I'll Admit GGG Got Old Ismael Salas Denies Rumors of Split With Jorge Linares March Madness shocker yields memories of giant ring surprises Ellerbe Concerned, Would Advise Mayweather To Avoid MMA

Latest Active Forum Threads