Green – Wlodarczyk Final Presser
By Brett Bonetti
Danny “The Green Machine” Green (31-4, 27 KOs) and Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk (45-2-1, 35 KOs) held a final press conference at Challenge Stadium in Perth ahead of their highly anticipated WBC World Cruiserweight title fight this Wednesday November 30th.
There was high praise for Green from well respected agent and matchmaker Don Majeski from the US. Majeski said that Green could be fighting for a place in the Boxing Hall of Fame should he defeat Wlodarczyk on Wednesday. Majeski, said victory for Green in his first fight after a stoppage loss to Antonio Tarver in July would put him on the cusp of boxing greatness. “I think this is the measuring point whether Danny Green becomes a Hall of Fame fighter or not,” Majeski said.
“He’s one of many great champions, but to take on a challenge like this after he was stopped in his last fight and to now fight the best Cruiserweight in the world bar none, in Krzysztof Wlodarczyk, in his very next fight, shows the kind of confidence the man has in himself.”</p> <p>“Danny could have gone down the line and picked one of a hundred fighters to box but he said ‘I’m going to measure myself. I’m either going to be the best fighter in my division or not.” Majeski said
Green said he knows what at stake with this fight “Coming off a huge loss it could’ve affected my confidence but it hasn’t, “I’m just looking forward to the opportunity of getting out there and putting on a great show for the fans and the people who’ve paid to see world-class boxing.”
“We know Wlodarczyk is very confident and we know he thinks he’s going to take me out in the later rounds and be able to come on strong and impose his will, his size, his power and his strength, “But I’m not just going to lie down. I really want to be in the Hall of Fame of boxing, and as Don put it, it’s my job to be victorious on Wednesday night.”
Wlodarczyk is fighting outside of Poland for the sixth time in his career eight years younger that Green. Speaking through interpreter Tom Aldas, Wlodarczyk said he's not out to end Danny Green's career "I don't want to end anybody's career, I want to go in there and have a fight, and see how it goes. I wish Green all the best and good health as well.'
“It's 12 rounds and anything can happen”. Wlodarczyk said
WBA World Featherweight Champion Chris John (45-0-2, 22 KOs) said he was very happy to be making the 15th defense of his title in Perth on the same card as Danny Green when he faces challenger Stanyslav Merdov (32-7, 24 KOs) from Ukraine.
Australian Will Tomlinson (17-0-1, 12 KOs) who has been a sparring partner for Chirs John in the lead up to his fight will make his fourth appearance on a Green Machine Boxing card as he faces Alan Herrera (26-3, 17 KOs) from Mexico for the vacant IBO Super Featherweight title.
Tomlinson said he has learnt so much from The Green Machine and can’t wait for his opportunity to win his first world title on Wednesday night.
Three world titles will be on the line on the same night.
“Return to Glory, promoted by Green Machine Boxing on Wednesday November 30 at Challenge Stadium, Perth Australia.