Green shatters Griffin with KO in three
Australia’s Danny Green earned a shot at IBO world light-heavyweight
champ Antonio Tarver tonight, blasting out Sacramento’s Otis Griffin in
Green decked the awkward American three times in the third round to
force the stoppage with a punishing performance.
The 34-year-old Green, a former WBC super-middleweight Interim champion,
improved to 24-3 (22 KOs).
Griffin fell to 18-2-2.
The American, who works as a prison guard away from boxing, won half a
million dollars on the TV reality show “The Next Great Champ” but it was
Green who deserved that title on tonight’s performance.
Green dominated from behind a powerful jab and once he found the range
for his right hand it was curtains.
The Australian drew a packed crowd of 6000 to Perth’s Challenge Stadium
and believes he can draw 20,000 to a football stadium in Perth for a
fight against the likes of Tarver or IBF champion Clinton Woods.
Almost 30,000 saw Green lose a decision to Anthony Mundine in Sydney.
“I certainly don’t think I am the best light-heavyweight in the world,”
“But on my day I can be the best. If I have trained right and have
peaked, if I hit anyone clean, they’re going to be knocked out.
``On my night, if I have prepared right, mentally and physically, I
believe I can beat any light-heavyweight in the world.”
Green dedicated tonight’s win to young cancer patient Damian Scott who
passed away recently but inspired Green with his courageous fight.