When Danny Green knocked Paul Briggs out in July, in 19 seconds of the first round, Australian boxing fans were furious, and rightly so.
The Western Australian Professional Combat Sports Commission later deemed the fight to be a “sham contest”, declaring Briggs failed to fully disclose the complete picture of his suspect health.
Although Green was cleared of any wrongdoing, his reputation took a battering among his once-adoring supporters.
In the wake of the Briggs fiasco, Green immediately promised to make it up to his fans by luring a quality opponent to Perth for his next fight.
Green hopes his reputation will be restored after taking on and beating 31-year-old BJ Flores, who boasts 24 wins and a draw from 25 bouts. And by the way…what does the ‘BJ’ stand for…maybe we shouldn’t ask.
“I just want to thank everyone who’s been so supportive,” Green said.
“I’m just looking forward to making the fans proud and showing back the faith and loyalty and the support they’ve given me.
“I’ve got nothing more to prove. I’ve always fought with honour and integrity and I’ll do that again on Wednesday night.”
Flores will boast a significant weight and reach advantage but Green said size would only be one factor in the fight.
“He’s a big, physically strong guy who’s going to try to impose his will,” Green said.
“But he can also box and he can also move on the back foot.
“He’s got incredible skill.
“He’s got a great jab for a big guy.
“We’ve also catered for a guy who’s going to come forward and try to impose his size and skill.
“Whichever BJ shows up, with my experience, we can adapt to anything.
Buford Balony says: Repay them by giving them refunds for the last 4 fights which have been crap, especially for all his “hometown” fans who flew to Sydney for the Roy Jones fight.Put up or shut up Danny!