Green-Flores: Danny Faces His Biggest Opponent To Date
IBO cruiserweight champion and Australian fan favorite Danny Green will risk his title for the fourth time in his home country on Nov. 17, taking on unbeaten American visitor BJ Flores in a scheduled 12-round bout at Challenge Stadium in Perth.
Now 37 years old, Green, a native of Perth, captured the vacant IBO crown with a fifth-round stoppage of Julio Cesar Dominguez in the semifinal feature to a Roy Jones Jr.-Jeff Lacy main event 13 months ago at the Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Miss. He earned a signature victory with his one-round TKO of Jones in his next fight four months later.
Green is 30-3 with 27 knockouts and is unbeaten – 18-0 – in his career above 168 pounds. “Flores is arguably the biggest fighter I’ve ever had to fight and I’m expecting a difficult encounter going up against a very skillful undefeated boxer”
Flores, 31, a former Golden Gloves champion improved to 24-0-1 and scored his 15th career knockout when he stopped Epifanio Mendoza in four rounds on the Jones-Lacy show in 2009.
A San Francisco native now living in Chandler, Ariz., he is the No. 2-ranked challenger at cruiserweight in the IBO’s Top 100 computerized rankings for September.