Green powers on against Siaca
Billed for the IBO Cruiserweight title, defending champion Danny ‘Green Machine’ Green (29-3, 25 KO’s), successfully made it defence number two over Puerto Rican, former WBA World super middleweight champion Manny Siaca, 34, on the 14th April 2010.
Before a packed house at the Challenge Stadium, Perth, Western Australia and a supercharged atmosphere for Perth’s hometown favourite, the champion did what was expected of him in this routine defence.
Green entered the ring coming off the sensational 1st round KO win over the badly faded Roy Jones Jnr, while Manny Siaca (22-07, 19 KO’s) entered not having fought in a year and that was at Middleweight. Both men weighed well under the the Cruiserweight maximum of 200lbs.
Round One was fought at close quarters with Green attempting to push the challenger back. The close infighting was scrappy and Siaca picked up a small cut on the right cheek below the eye. The round ended with a good exchange of blows.
The second followed the same pattern with Green imposing his will and a neat right hook in close floored Siaca near the end of the round.
The third and final round started well for both as they furiously traded shots in a neutral corner. Then a lunge in the centre of the ring by the challenger caused a clash of heads and Siaca needed a short time to recover. Once the action resumed Green drove the wilting challenger into the corner and a series of rights around the side of the head dropped the challenger, who complained of rabbit punches. Siaca just about beat the count but the referee waved the bout off. It was a fair stoppage as Siaca was mainly outgunned and didn’t seem overly interested in being there.
Green now needs to find some real challenges but could ‘milk’ the title in Australia. The Aussies seem to view him as a genuine World Champion, when infact the belt is pretty worthless. Green has mentioned fighting the inactive, aging Antonio Tarver and even jumping to Heavyweight to challenge David Haye. I’d like to see Green challenge for a proper World title belt at Cruiserweight maybe against WBO Champion Marco Huck. One option not mentioned could be a fight with ‘The Road Warror’ Glencoffee Johnson – now that would be a traditional ‘barnstormer’ of a fight.
Danny Green offers power, heart, tenacity and energy to every fight and hopefully he will get some bigger fights on the World scene as he always entertains.