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Green vs Jones Jr. in Australia?

By Craig Watt

At 11am EST in Sydney, Australia on Wednesday the details of an Australian “super bout” will be announced between former WBA light heavyweight champion Danny Green (26-3, 23 KOs) and former four weight world champion Roy Jones Jnr (53-5, 39 KO’s) which is expected to be held in Australia, later in 2009. The rumour mill in Australia had been running overtime this week when Danny Green postponed a planned fight with Shannon Taylor, pencilled for August 5th in Wollongong which was a second comeback fight for the 36-year-old former champion from Perth, Western Australia. It is expected that Danny Green will initially fight on the undercard of the August 15th fight in New Orleans when Roy Jones Jr takes on Jeff Lacy. Should both fighters be victorious then a planned match up at 175 pounds will take place in Australia later in 2009. The details and venue will be announced on Wednesday morning.

It was expected that Green’s boxing comeback would result in a rematch of their 2006 fight with former two time WBA super-middleweight champion Anthony Mundine but this has not been inked and many would argue Danny Green has secured a more meaningful bout.

Mundine has publicly stated recently that he did not see a rematch with Green as a meaningful bout for him and wished to campaign at middleweight and chase WBA champion Felix Sturm after securing the WBA#1 mandatory position recently. Last month Mundine secured the IBO middleweight title with a split points win over Daniel Geale in Brisbane and stated his future lied in the middleweight division, looking for unification fights rather than take a lucrative rematch with his former adversary Green up at 175 pounds.

Roy Jones will appear live via satellite from Pensacola, Florida at the press conference to be held at the FOXTEL headquarters in Sydney and the fight will be distributed on PPV in Australia by Main Events.

The conference will be shown live on Foxtel channel 518 Main Events in Australia from 11am EST on Wednesday.

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