Story and photos by Brett Bonetti
The Danny Green vs Shane Cameron promotional trail landed in New Zealand this week ahead of their highly anticipated clash for the vacant IBO World Cruiserweight Title on November 21 in Melbourne Australia.
The Green Machine faced the “Haka” before the press conference started at The Nation’s Clubrooms, SKYCITY in Auckland.
Three time World Champion Danny ‘The Green Machine’ Green (32-5, 28 KOs) and Shane ‘The Mountain Warrior’ Cameron (29-2, 22 KOs) continued to be respectful to each other during the presser.
“There is not a lot of trash talking going to be done on this fight, we both have our own ways of conducting ourselves, I show how confident I am and he shows how confident he is,” Cameron said.
Green and Cameron are amicable for now, but that will soon be forgotten on November 21.
“I don’t need to dislike or have any animosity towards someone to knock them out cold, I’m a fighter, that’s what I do, I’d knock my brother out if I had to,” Green said
Green admits he is wary of Cameron’s power and knows the Kiwi brings a heavyweight’s punch.
“I know that if I wear it clean with his best shot, I’m going to be in a world of trouble. We are really focusing on what I’m going to do to Shane. I can punch too, and I’m pretty accurate,” Green said.
Green’s respected trainer Angelo Hyder, said he had been regularly reminding Green about the power possessed by Cameron.
“I know all about Shane’s power and there’s only one plan…don’t get hit by Shane Cameron’s best punch,” Hyder said.
Following his sensational knock out of American Monte Barrett which should be a contender for 2012 knockout of the year, Cameron believes he has developed into a much better fighter.
“This is the best I’ve felt in my career, Green probably should have taken this fight two years ago, I feel a lot more comfortable now, he’s taking me on after the biggest victory of my career,” Cameron said.
Green attended a national Basketball game between the New Zealand Breakers and Townsville Crocodiles tonight and has one more day in New Zealand before heading to Melbourne to continue his training camp where he will be joined by Strength and Conditioning Coach “Razor” Ray Franklin.
Green will be aiming to become a world champion for the fourth time while Cameron is fighting for his first world title.
Also on the card in November will be ‘Wild’ Will Tomlinson (19-0, 12 KOs) who will be making the second defence of his IBO World Featherweight Title against Irving “Travieso” Berry (22-3-2, 9 KOs).
Danny Green vs Shane Cameron, promoted by Green Machine Boxing, Wednesday November 21 at Hisense Arena, Melbourne.