By Brett Bonetti
IBO World Cruiserweight Champion Danny “The Green Machine” Green received a hero’s welcome in his hometown of Perth, Western Australia today. Green was given a full civic reception in the heart of Perth City today, where over 2,500 fans cheered on as Green, holding his world championship belt thanked all the WA community for their support following last week’s first round annihilation of Roy Jones Jr. Green also revealed that he personally phoned American boxing legend Bernard Hopkins as he plans another mega superfight for Australia. Green said the message he left on Hopkins’ voicemail was ”Bernard, you’ve said a lot of things, mate. You’re a legend, now let’s get it on. Let’s do it!”
Green wants to bring the fight to Perth Australia. “Did anyone think we could bring Roy Jones Jr to Australia? We did, so there is no reason why Bernard Hopkins can’t come,” Green said.
Hopkins had been due to fight Roy Jones Jr in March next year, but Green has seemed to have ruined those plans, even though Hopkins for some reason believes that fight could still happen.
Green also got stuck into arch rival Anthony Mundine again, saying after his victory over Roy Jones Jr, Mundine should be pretty much known as “Anthony Who”.
“I think for my next contest we want to go bigger and better than Roy Jones Jr, so we are going to try to bring Bernard Hopkins to Australia,” Green said.