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Old 11-23-2012, 01:38 PM   #1
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Default Good article that pretty much sums up Danny Green...Not our best...But he has "HEART"

Something Mundine will never have... Nor ESB's own resident Gollum (Is that too subtle for you Ty?)

Boxing champion Danny Green a fighter until the end



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Danny Green celebrates on his brother Brendon's shoulders after defeating Shane Cameron. Picture: Sam Ruttyn Source: The Daily Telegraph







DANNY Green wouldn't make my list of the top dozen Australian boxers of all time, but if I was in the trenches and needed someone beside me he'd be the first one I'd pick.

Green has made a career out of being the quintessential Aussie bloke and whenever I think of him fighting I always picture a man in a slouch hat racing across a beach under shell fire never quite sure if he'll make it or not, but willing to give it his all trying.

As Green contemplates retirement this week and looks back at his achievements after his gutsy points decision over the bigger, stronger New Zealand heavyweight Shane Cameron in Melbourne on Wednesday night, two performances will stand out in his mind.

One was his career-defining first-round knockout of Roy Jones Jr when Green was a 5/1 underdog and considered past his best.

The second was his 11th round knockout loss against Poland's WBC cruiserweight champ Krzysztof Wlodarczyk when Green was ahead on points going into the penultimate round only to be Pole-axed by the big bald bully from Warsaw.



Strangely Green is equally as proud of both performances because they sum up the career of a fighting gambler willing to risk it all.

The five losses in Green's career - against Wlodarczyk, Anthony Mundine, German Markus Beyer (twice) and American Antonio Tarver mean he can never be mentioned as a great fighter when compared with the likes of Jimmy Carruthers, Lionel Rose, Kostya Tszyu or Jeff Fenech -- a fabulous foursome who for a time were clearly the best in the world at their weight.

Green's greatest night came when he bombed out Roy Jones in 122 seconds at Sydney's Acer Arena in 2009.

Jones had once been boxing's untouchable champion, a man so fast he made Muhammad Ali look pedestrian.

But by the time Green got his big mitts on him, Jones was damaged goods -- a month shy of his 41st birthday and already a big loser against Tarver, Joe Calzaghe and Glen Johnson.

If Green thought that win, as emphatic as it was, would catapult him into the elite of Australian boxing history he was wrong. Following a points decision over the capable, but hardly extraordinary American BJ Flores, Green was given a boxing lesson last year by the almost 43-year-old Antonio Tarver.

Tarver failed a steroid test after his next fight, but juiced up or not he went into the Green fight ancient and with two losses in his previous three starts.

It's not the win/loss ledger that made Green one of Australia's most popular fighters, but the sort of grit I first saw in the foyer of the Dorint Hotel at Bad Neuenahr, Germany the morning after he had been disqualified for headbutting in a fight he was easily winning against Beyer.

Green had been up all night trying to drown his sorrows with tears and beers and with his red eyes swollen from lack of sleep and sustained weeping, he had the very real fear that his $45,000 purse might be the biggest cheque his young family would ever see.

He promised that morning to fight back. And he never stopped battling.

Even when he had more than enough money to never fight again, he was still struggling to find his feet against Wlodarczyk last year though most of his senses had been crushed.

Everything, that is, except his fighting heart.


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Old 11-23-2012, 02:22 PM   #2
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Default Re: Good article that pretty much sums up Danny Green...Not our best...But he has "HE

I stopped reading after the trenches bit which was in the first paragragh.

Green made a career off the back of Mundine plan and simple...... good luck to him for that, but as an Aussie anglosaxon myself, he makes me cringe with his ocker persona every time i see him in the public eye

quote: "I just want to be an Aussie and get on the cans with my mates"

I won money on him getting a decision last Wednesday so i have a little bit of love for him at the moment, otherwise i would really say how i feel about him
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:45 PM   #3
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I loved how they were both at smw and never mentioned joes name
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:11 PM   #4
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Green has made a career out of being the quintessential Aussie bloke and whenever I think of him fighting I always picture a man in a slouch hat racing across a beach under shell fire never quite sure if he'll make it or not, but willing to give it his all trying.
you actually CAN picture that.

i actually CAN picture kkkel as well....as the fat, bloated small town western businessman in pin stripe suite, sitting uncomfotably on a horse and screaming orders at his lackeys. sort of 'boss hogish..'....
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It's not the win/loss ledger that made Green one of Australia's most popular fighters, but the sort of grit I first saw in the foyer of the Dorint Hotel at Bad Neuenahr, Germany the morning after he had been disqualified for headbutting in a fight he was easily winning against Beyer.

Green had been up all night trying to drown his sorrows with tears and beers and with his red eyes swollen from lack of sleep and sustained weeping, he had the very real fear that his $45,000 purse might be the biggest cheque his young family would ever see.

He promised that morning to fight back. And he never stopped battling.

Even when he had more than enough money to never fight again, he was still struggling to find his feet against Wlodarczyk last year though most of his senses had been crushed.

Everything, that is, except his fighting heart.
well said...he obviously doesnt post here....
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:54 PM   #5
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Default Re: Good article that pretty much sums up Danny Green...Not our best...But he has "HE

OzStriker is a troll. Why even mention me?

You cant even post properly, its in light grey, not sure how you expect people to read that dribble and to top it off you bag the guy who DEFEATED Green. I bet you fail at every aspect in life. Suxs to be you OzTriker
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:18 PM   #6
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TC i back ya 100%.
The bogan lover that is oztoss is easliy lured into the daily telegraphs **** sucking of danny green and its biased stories.
Fair enough he dislikes mundine but the maggot only comes out of the woodwork when he reads a biased green article or when his inbred 8 fingered son that is IRNBRUMAN makes an appearance.
Both are worthless grubs.....
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:53 PM   #7
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too hard to read.

post it again.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:44 PM   #8
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edit the color of the font ya knob end
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Danny Green celebrates on his brother Brendon's shoulders after defeating Shane Cameron. Picture: Sam Ruttyn Source: The Daily Telegraph


DANNY Green wouldn't make my list of the top dozen Australian boxers of all time, but if I was in the trenches and needed someone beside me he'd be the first one I'd pick.

Green has made a career out of being the quintessential Aussie bloke and whenever I think of him fighting I always picture a man in a slouch hat racing across a beach under shell fire never quite sure if he'll make it or not, but willing to give it his all trying.

As Green contemplates retirement this week and looks back at his achievements after his gutsy points decision over the bigger, stronger New Zealand heavyweight Shane Cameron in Melbourne on Wednesday night, two performances will stand out in his mind.

One was his career-defining first-round knockout of Roy Jones Jr when Green was a 5/1 underdog and considered past his best.

The second was his 11th round knockout loss against Poland's WBC cruiserweight champ Krzysztof Wlodarczyk when Green was ahead on points going into the penultimate round only to be Pole-axed by the big bald bully from Warsaw.



Strangely Green is equally as proud of both performances because they sum up the career of a fighting gambler willing to risk it all.

The five losses in Green's career - against Wlodarczyk, Anthony Mundine, German Markus Beyer (twice) and American Antonio Tarver mean he can never be mentioned as a great fighter when compared with the likes of Jimmy Carruthers, Lionel Rose, Kostya Tszyu or Jeff Fenech -- a fabulous foursome who for a time were clearly the best in the world at their weight.

Green's greatest night came when he bombed out Roy Jones in 122 seconds at Sydney's Acer Arena in 2009.

Jones had once been boxing's untouchable champion, a man so fast he made Muhammad Ali look pedestrian.

But by the time Green got his big mitts on him, Jones was damaged goods -- a month shy of his 41st birthday and already a big loser against Tarver, Joe Calzaghe and Glen Johnson.

If Green thought that win, as emphatic as it was, would catapult him into the elite of Australian boxing history he was wrong. Following a points decision over the capable, but hardly extraordinary American BJ Flores, Green was given a boxing lesson last year by the almost 43-year-old Antonio Tarver.

Tarver failed a steroid test after his next fight, but juiced up or not he went into the Green fight ancient and with two losses in his previous three starts.

It's not the win/loss ledger that made Green one of Australia's most popular fighters, but the sort of grit I first saw in the foyer of the Dorint Hotel at Bad Neuenahr, Germany the morning after he had been disqualified for headbutting in a fight he was easily winning against Beyer.

Green had been up all night trying to drown his sorrows with tears and beers and with his red eyes swollen from lack of sleep and sustained weeping, he had the very real fear that his $45,000 purse might be the biggest cheque his young family would ever see.

He promised that morning to fight back. And he never stopped battling.

Even when he had more than enough money to never fight again, he was still struggling to find his feet against Wlodarczyk last year though most of his senses had been crushed.

Everything, that is, except his fighting heart.
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:24 PM   #10
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Good read. Thanks
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:31 PM   #11
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Im not sure why they make references to War when talking about Sport.
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:21 PM   #12
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Do they have catchweight in the trenches?

Oh wait i know.

"Sir, Germany is frothing for war"

"let's wait till they're older and past their prime"
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TC i back ya 100%.
The bogan lover that is oztoss is easliy lured into the daily telegraphs **** sucking of danny green and its biased stories.
Fair enough he dislikes mundine but the maggot only comes out of the woodwork when he reads a biased green article or when his inbred 8 fingered son that is IRNBRUMAN makes an appearance.
Both are worthless grubs.....
A fair assesment indeed and quite accurate. I just dont see why he felt the need to mention me, i didnt rubish Dannys performance, didnt even bag the guy over the fight, all i can gather is he is trolling and has nothing better to do in order to inflate his bogan ego.

For me this fight really showed where Danny is at in his career, as a result im certian its coming to an end.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:17 PM   #14
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Im no drug specialist but his post fight interview indicated he is an avid ice or meth user.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:31 PM   #15
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[quote=bazil;14260721]Im no drug specialist but his post fight interview indicated he is an avid ice or meth head.

You are the most psychotic obsessive ****wit on here. Where that badge with pride mate, that's no mean feat.

The shit you say about Green is just plain ****ed up. It's not funny or witty or even have anything to do with boxing. It's just messed up.
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