Danny Green, back in Perth
By Paul Upham: Don’t even try suggesting to Danny Green that his fight with Manny Siaca in Perth on Wednesday night will be any sort of let down after his last start knockout win over Roy Jones Jr. The “Green Machine” has trained like he is facing the American boxing great at his best all over again.
“I’m a consummate professional,” Green told SecondsOut. “This fight is the same preparation as for Roy Jones.”
In front of his home town crowd, 37 year-old Green 28-3 (25) will defend his IBO cruiserweight world title against the 34 year-old Puerto Rican former world champion at Challenge Stadium in Perth, Western Australia.
“I’m not going to reinvent the wheel,” said Green. “I have had the same preparation. It is the same fight but a different opponent. I think it is going to be a much tougher fight for me because Siaca is going to be hungry. If he takes my world title, it opens up doors for him overseas.”
In May 2004, Siaca 22-6 (19) upset Green’s arch-rival Anthony Mundine on points to win the WBA super middleweight world title.
“I want to be impressive and do what Mundine couldn’t do,” said Green, “and that is to be devastating in victory.”
The Green-Siaca world title fight and undercard will be televised live around Australia from 7:30pm AEST on Main Event Television and at participating Fox Sports Pub & Club venues.
Wednesday 14 April 2010
Challenge Stadium, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Danny Green vs. Manny Siaca, 12rds – cruiserweight
Will Tomlinson vs. Oscar Bravo, 12rds – super featherweight
Naoufel Ben Rabah vs. Solomon Egberime, 8rds – welterweight
Zac Awad vs. Jeremy Allan, 6rds – super middleweight
Adam Wills vs. Chad Roy Naidu, 6rds – welterweight
Matt Garlett vs. Corey McConnell, 4rds – super featherweight