Green Machine returns to the ring

08.08.06 - By Gavin Stone: Australian light-heavyweight Danny ‘The Green Machine’ Green will make a return to the boxing ring on September 20 in a return match against Sydney boxer Jason DeLisle at Challenge Stadium, Perth. The bout will be sequel to the successful Western Warfare events that Green’s promotional company – Green Machine Promotions – has staged previously..

DeLisle, 18-5, has challenged name fighters in Clinton Woods and Julio Gonzales, as well as the initial bout with Green in 2003. DeLisle holds a victory over Green in the amateurs and views the ledger as 1-1.

For Green, 21-3, it will be a return after a 3 month layoff, time he has spent surfing the waves in the shallow reefs of Fiji, a dangerous recreation -this being the nature of the former WBC Interim world champion.

Green has struggled with health and diet problems since his previous fight in May, but is enthusiastic about stepping back into the ring.

"I'm very, very positive and very excited about my future in this sport," he said.

"Between myself and my coach and my strength and conditioning team, we've sat down and discussed what the future is and I'm very, very positive and very excited about my future in this sport.

"I believe that my aim of retiring as world champion is still a very viable option for me to achieve.

"I never ever once personally considered retirement. It wasn't an option in my eyes; it just seems everyone else had their opinion."

The Green vs. DeLisle II clash will be for the IBF Pan Pacific light-heavyweight title.

Article posted on 08.08.2006

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