World champ coming to town
WORLD boxing champion Danny Green has confirmed he will be in the Whitsundays later this month as a special guest at the region's first ever professional boxing fight night.
The night, dubbed Trouble in Paradise, will see 10 professional boxers do battle across 36 rounds of boxing.
“I'll be there 100 per cent, even if it's the last thing I do,” Green told the Whitsunday Times this week.
Green will halt all training preparations ahead of his title fight defence against the undefeated BJ Flores on November 17 to support the growth of boxing in the Whitsundays.
The accomplished boxer has been one of Australia's leading sportsmen over the past decade having defeated the likes of boxing great Roy Jones Jnr and winning world championship titles with his incredible display of determination and athleticism.
But Green said there was only one factor that influenced his decision to come to the Whitsundays - his friend and event organiser Henk Plug who asked him to come to the fight night, an offer Green described as being too good to be true.
“It's the least I can do,” he said.
“Henk was my very first sponsor.
“He gave me the opportunity as a young fighter to make a career out of boxing.”
The relationship between Plug and the man known as the 'Green Machine' started back in 2001 and since then the two men have acquired a remarkable friendship.
With just over three weeks until the fight night, Green said he was looking forward to coming to the Whitsundays.
“For me to come up and meet everyone, it's the least I can do,” he said.
“I'm wrapped to be coming.”