Danny Green is one of the most popular boxers Australia has produced. Green had an extensive career in the Olympics and Commonwealth games as an amateur boxer. Green had trademark power and he was an action packed fighter even in the amateur ranks before he decided to make the move to the professional ranks.
Green turned Pro in 2001 and quickly knocked out domestic level competition. Virtually no Australian domestic level fighter could handle his power and it was obvious a true star of Australian boxing was on the rise. Green won the Oceania Light Heavyweight title in his fifth bout, he was rising fast and his explosive power and entertaining style was attracting fans right across Australia.
After three years as a professional Danny Green travelled to Germany to fight Markus Beyer for the WBC Super Middleweight championship of the world. Green was a huge underdog with many expecting the Australian would get stopped within a few rounds. To Beyer’s surprise Danny proved his power was real and he dropped Beyer in the 1st and 2nd round. Green then produced some poor decisions with a bunch of fouls which led the Australian to being disqualified in the 5th round.
Green then travelled to enemy territory again and took on Canadian favorite Eric Lucas in Montreal. Despite being the under dog again Green absolutely destroyed Lucas. Brutally hurting Lucas in each round on the way to a 6th round TKO win. That was the finest night of Green’s career and his power, strength and will was there for all to see. Green then rematched Beyer in 2012 and for some reason he adopted a defensive policy which didn’t suit his power or explosiveness. Despite being behinds on the card Green dropped Beyer hard in the 12th round, but went on to lose a controversial mixed decision in Germany.
After a couple more fantastic domestic wins, Green fought his arch rival and nemesis Anthony Mundine. This was the biggest fight in Australian boxing history and Green was the heavy favorite. What was meant to be the special night and highlight of Green’s career quickly turned into a disaster. Green was outpointed in a match that wasn’t even close with Mundine winning every round, showing his speed and overall skills which were world class.
Green went on to fight at Light Heavyweight and Cruiserweight. Green beat well respected American BJ Flores and he then took on Tarver, but was broken down and stopped in 9 rounds. Green then tried to redeem himself against the WBC Cruiserweight champion Wlodarczyk. Green was up on the cards and was about to produce a shock upset but he tired late and the Polish Cruiserweight dropped and then stopped Green in brutal fashion.
Green came out of retirement again to fight Mundine. But both Australians are a long way apart in weight. The loss to Mundine will tarnish Green’s record, unless he wins the rematch. Green is one of Australia’s great boxers and his action packed style has led to a lot of fans.