By Craig Watt
Whilst most boxers have been enjoying the Xmas festivities Australian IBO Cruiserweight Champion Danny Green has been raising money for charity by being involved in the prestigious Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race which set sail from Sydney on December 26th and landed in Hobart, Sydney yesterday. The 36 year old Aussie was no spectator in the race being involved in all aspects of the experience and was nearly thrown overboard in the early stages of the 650 mile race.
He sailed on the yacht Investec Loyal which came fourth out of 95 boats in the race. He told Channel 9 News at the end of the race, “The experience was just unbelievable. It’s totally different from being in the ring. I’m in control in the ring but here I am totally out of my control zone – this is why I did the race and to raise money for charity.”
He recalls the night he nearly went overboard, “There was a call for all hands on deck at about midnight. I was absolutely terrified. I was pitch dark, raining and I thought we were going in the drink. It was fairly confronting.”
Green admitted he had little sleep during the two days at sea and enjoyed a customary Australian meat pie on his arrival in Tasmania where he was met by his wife Nina.