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Danny Green v Roy Jones Jr

Australia's leading third man and Fox Sports boxing analyst Brad Vocale believes Danny Green’s management should target a  fight against fading US legend Roy Jones jnr.
(Green, left, is pictured beating Otis Griffin in his last fight)

Speaking on Melbourne radio station SEN116 with former IBF world super-featherweight champion Barry ‘Boy” Michael, Vocale said Green’s elevation to the IBF No.1 challenger position would enhance a fight in Melbourne early next year against Jones, who has held titles at middleweight, super-middleweight, light-heavyweight and heavyweight.
Vocale said a fight of that magnitude would attract more and than 25,000 spectators in keeping with the Kostya Tszyu-Jesse James Leija fight at Melbourne’s Telstra Dome.
“There would be world wide television coverage and it would put Danny Green and Australian boxing on the world stage,” he said.
“It’s great that IBF vice-president Ray Wheatley has elevated Green to the No.1 contender position.”
Michael predicted Jones wouldn’t go the distance against the Green Machine.
“Jones is a shot fighter and only shows flashes of brilliance,” he said.
“He wouldn’t be able to handle Danny.''
Michael, 52, said Green was in awesome condition when he fought North American champion Otis Griffin in Perth on July 18.
“Danny is the sort of guy who strikes fear in most opponents. He is so physically strong at light-heavyweight and punches so hard.”
Vocale said he had believed for a long time that Green was a natural 79.38kg fighter, not a super-middleweight.
“Nobody has refereed Danny Green as much as I have in Australia,” Vocale said.
“He hasn’t lost his speed going up a division.''
Vocale predicted a changing of the guard in the light-heavyweight division in the next 12 months with IBF champion Clinton Woods, WBA champion Stripe Drews and IBO champion Antonio Tarver all under pressure.
“Danny will fight and beat anyone they put in front of him,” Vocale said.

 

 

 

 

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