Danny Green Machine
By William Trillo
By now everyone in boxing is well
aware of what Light Heavyweight Danny Green did to Roy
Jones Jr. in Australia a couple of weeks ago. Coming off
that first round blow out of Jones, Green made a
trip Stateside to come watch the Gary Shaw promoted
fights in California. Before Green left for his home
down under promoter Gary Shaw made it possible for us to
chat with Green to find out what his plans are after
that huge victory.
Pound4Pound.com: Danny it's
great to talk with you. How the heck are you?
Green: I am doing fantastic mate. I
came over here to watch Vic Darchinyan fight and now I
am in Las Vegas relaxing before I head back home
P4P: Danny, I have to ask
you, could that bout with Jones gone any better for you
than it did?
Green: NO! You know I was very
confident of the victory but I didn't expect it to come
that early. But when you get the opportunity to put
Jones away early like that you have to take it. After he
got up from the knockdown I hit him with some 40
unanswered punches and he was in a bad way so the ref
had to do what he did. Jones came out hard and was
snapping that jab but he gave me a chance when he went
to the ropes and I hit him cleanly. I never visualized
the fight would end like that but, the end result is I
am very satisfied.
P4P: On the very same day
Bernard Hopkins was victorious in his fight with Enrique
Ornelas and the plan was for Bernard to take on Roy
next. Do you think that now you disposed of Jones that
you will get the chance to take that fight with Hopkins?
Green: We have been in contact with
Bernard but unfortunately boxing can be a fickle sport
at times and putting a fight together is not always that
easy. There is always egos involved but we can sit down
like grown men and talk it out, there is always a
solution to leave both parties happy and make the fight
P4P: Do you feel that
Bernard is open to the conversation?
Green: Without a doubt! It will
happen when the ball starts rolling and things are done
P4P: I don't think it's a
secret that you are working with Gary Shaw over here
now. Do you see him being able to help that ball start
rolling in negotiations with Bernard?
Green: Gary is a great advisor and
he knows the Hopkins people so I am sure he is going to
help the process immensely. When it comes to going into
negotiations now, with Gary, I know we are not going to
get hoodwinked. Gary always looks out for the best
interest of his fighters, he is a great guy to have in
P4P: Agreed, you can count
on Gary. With that said, it was good to see you get some
camera time in the crowd on Saturday night. Hopefully
the next time the camera is on you over here you will be
in the ring doing what you do best.
Green: That would be fantastic mate.
I love coming to America, the people are fantastic,
friendly and polite. I would love to fight here, no
problem at all.