Green screams for title shot
In no sport does money talk louder than in the fight game, and a
cashed-up Danny Green is screaming at the top of his voice for another
world title shot after dismantling American Otis Griffin in three rounds
on Wednesday night.
Green, the former WBC Interim super-middleweight champ, decked the
high-profile light-heavyweight three times in the third round for an
It was his third knockout win in a row over a world-rated fighter
following his loss to Anthony Mundine in Australia's richest-ever fight
Green’s manager Justin Manolikos told The Courier-Mail’s Grantlee Kieza:
``We're in a financial position to bring a world champion to Australia
now to fight Danny in Perth and it really comes down to who will fight
``There has been talk that Danny could fight Julio Gonzalez (who broke
two of Green's vertebrae in an LA sparring session) to become the top
contender for IBF champ Clinton
Woods. But we're willing to pay top money to the likes of Woods or
Antonio Tarver (IBO champ) to come to Perth right now without any
``We have had early talks with Tarver and we're talking millions to
bring him here but he knows we want him and he knows Dan can draw the
crowd to pay for it.
``We're negotiating with a lot of big-name fighters but Tarver is our
preferred option. He has a high profile as he knocked out the great Roy
Jones and he starred in the movie Rocky Balboa.
``And judging by his last few performances and Danny's last three
fights, Tarver is there for the beating.''
Green (24-3, 22 KOs) drew a sell-out crowd of 6000 to see him crush
Griffin (18-2-2) best known for winning the TV Reality series ``The Next
Manolikos is confident he could top the 28,000 who saw Mundine-Green in
Sydney last year to see Green against Tarver or Woods in Perth.
Green has stopped world title challengers Jason De Lisle and Paul
Murdoch as well as IBF No.13 Griffin since the Mundine fight in which he
had a lot trouble making the weight.