Allan Green Calls out Bute and Froch

April 29, 2009 - With Allan “Sweetness” Green’s dazzling second-round knockout over Carlos De Leon Jr. on Saturday, he sent a message to the boxing world that he is back. Now, he has a message for the big names in the super middleweight division: Any time, any place. First on Green’s mind is Carl Froch, the WBC champion who successfully defended his title with a dramatic 12th-round knockout over Jermain Taylor in Saturday night’s main event.

And since Froch traveled to America to fight Taylor, Green has no qualms about going to Froch’s homeland of Great Britain for a shot at the championship..

“No disrespect to Carl Froch, but I want that WBC title,” said Green (28-1, 20 KOs). “It's the title many of the greats I watched growing up held, and since both he and I took care of business last weekend, now the stage is set. He just made his big splash in America and I'm more than ready to make my mark in England.”

However, if a fight with Froch can’t be made immediately, Green has no intentions of waiting for him.

Undefeated IBF champion Lucian Bute was ringside at the MGM Theatre at Foxwoods on Saturday night, and Green is quite sure Bute took notice of his performance.

“If Froch has other less challenging plans, hopefully Lucian Bute has a closer view of my fists than his front row seat offered him last weekend,” said Green.

If neither of those title fights can be worked out, Green has yet another plan: a fight with former welterweight champion turned middleweight contender Paul Williams.

After his win over Winky Wright, Williams called out light heavyweight Joe Calzaghe, who called it a career after his win over Roy Jones Jr. last November.

Calling out the retired Calzaghe left Green unimpressed and ready to give Williams a reason to not bypass the super middleweight division so quickly.

“If a title fight has to get put on hold for whatever reason they might try to come up with, I want Paul Williams,” said Green. “The self proclaimed most feared man in boxing calls out retired light heavyweights, but if he realistically sees himself at 175 pounds soon, make a pit stop at 168 before you fights Joe Calzaghe, Bob Foster or Archie Moore.”

Whether it is Froch, Bute, or Williams, the only thing on Allan Green’s mind is getting his shot at glory, and he doesn’t care where he has to go to do it.

“Canada? England? My passport is ready to be stamped and I'm ready to become champ.”

Article posted on 29.04.2009

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