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
“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
“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
“Danny will fight and beat anyone they put in front of him,” Vocale
2 Aug 2007