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Allan Green Calls Out Chad Dawson

New York (May 19, 2009) – After learning of IBF and IBO light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson's interest in moving down to 168 pounds, Allan Green's mouth began to water. Now that Dawson has taken care of business by winning a second unanimous decision over Antonio Tarver, Allan Green has his napkin on his lap, eating utensils in hand, and is ready for supper. “If he's coming down to 168, let’s make this happen. I respect Chad's skills as one of the best in the game, but I'm feeling so focused right now that I don't see anybody, including Chad Dawson, doing much more than six rounds with me,” said Green..

Coming of his own impressive and devastating knockout win over Carlos De Leon last month, Green has demanded the attention and respect of the boxing world and proved he is a force to be reckoned with in the super middleweight division.

In a recent interview Dawson's promoter Gary Shaw mentioned Allan Green as a possible future opponent for Dawson, along with the following names- Jermain Taylor, Carl Froch, and Mikkel Kessler.

“Give me a break,” said Green. “Nobody knows what's going on with Kessler and Froch decided to take a vacation for the rest of the year so he can find the stones to fight me. Taylor has his sights set elsewhere. So that leaves me.”

“Tell Gary to bring it,” said Green promoter Lou DiBella. “If Chad is afraid of Glen Johnson and wants to move down- Allan is ready, willing, and able.”

Beating someone like Chad Dawson if he came down to super middleweight would put Green at the top of his division and force the champions to come to him.

“Allan loves the fight, I love the fight, and Lou DiBella loves the fight. Chad Dawson's manager Mike Criscio loves the fight. Gary Shaw would clearly be on board. Hopefully we can do something over the summer and then Allan can come right back and take one of those belts from Froch or Kessler at the end of the year,” said Green’s advisor Greg Leon. "Hopefully the promoters are on the phone with HBO or Showtime now, because we want to make this fight happen.”

Article posted on 20.05.2009



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