Showtime Super Six: Allan Green reflects on his upcoming fight this Saturday night

OAKLAND, Calif., (June 17, 2010) Allan Green relaxes in his Hilton Oakland Airport suite as he gets mentally ready for his Super Six World Boxing Classic showdown with WBA World Champion Andre Ward televised Saturday, June 19-live on SHOWTIME, 10p ET/PT- fromOakland's Oracle Arena.

The event is promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions, TNT Boxing and Dibella Entertainment and sponsored by Corona, Oakland Tribune and River Rock Casino..

Allan Green stated, "Fight week for a boxer is 100% mental. I have done the work. I have trained for a world title fight, but in the last days before that first bell, it can't be about that in my mind. I know on Saturday that I can walk out of the arena as the new WBA world champion. But I can't focus on that. I can only focus on beating Andre Ward.

I have been doing this for a long time. I've seen fighters psych themselves right out. You have so much time to build up the moment in your mind that you run the risk of peaking too soon. I need that mental edge and intensity on Saturday. I don't need it on Thursday.

So, for me, its all about relaxing right now. We may go out a bit later and do some shopping. Maybe buy some shoes."


NEWLY crowned WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward is just 1-7 on Betfair to successfully defend his title at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, on Saturday night.

In the latest Super Six Tournament bout, Ward squares up to Allan Green (odds 7-1), who despite having suffered only one defeat in his career is not fancied to cause an upset.

Ward looks set to maintain his unbeaten run and can be backed at 11-8 to add another knock-out to his perfect record. Green is available at 7-1 to KO is opponent.

Betfair spokesman Alex Bake said: A win for Andre Ward would see him all but progress to the next round of the tournament. Our punters are backing him to keep his unbeaten record intact.

To win the bout Betfair bet: 1-7 Andre Ward, 7-1 Allan Green, 64-1 draw.

Article posted on 18.06.2010

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