Danny Green to Face Shane Cameron for IBO Cruiserweight Title?Written by Lee Cleveland
Australian fight legend Danny Green looks to recapture the title he lost to Antonio Tarver 14 months ago.
Antonio Tarver, (a.k.a Mason 'the Line' Dixon) earned an impressive stoppage of Danny Green in July 2011, claiming the 'Green Machine's' IBO Title. However, Tarver failed his drug test following his late spring draw with Lateef Kayode and may be stripped of the IBO Cruiserweight Title as a result.
At this moment though, its not conclusive Antonio Tarver, 43, will be forced to reliquish his strap as the IBO is apparently still in the investigative process.
But according to thewest.com.au, Green vs New Zealand's Shane Cameron for the vacant IBO Cruiserweight Title is a real possibility.
The 39 year old Danny Green (32-5, 28 KO) , boxing's fabled prince of Perth, crushed journeyman Danny Santiago in July, looking every bit the same fighter who knocked out Roy Jones Jr in the opening stanza in December 2009.
After the Jones bout, the Australian successfully defended his IBO Cruiserweight title three more times before suffering back-to-back knockout loses to Antonio Tarver and current WBC Cruiserweight Champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk last year.
Who is Shane Cameron?
At 34, Shane Cameron (29-2, 22 KO), a natural cruiserweight, also fights at heavyweight on occasion. The solid-punching Kiwi has reeled off six consecutive wins since being brutally KO'd in Round 2 by David Tua in 2009.
In his most recent bout, the Auckland fighter annihilated heavyweight journeyman Monte Barrrett with a single punch on July 5th in front of his adoring fans in New Zealand. It is Cameron's most impressive win to date.
Can Danny Green, a small cruiserweight, fend off the likes of the much bigger Shane Cameron?
Lee is Managing Editor of FightSaga.com, a student of the Sweet Science and longtime boxing fan.
A gym rat in the 1990s, Lee was trained by 1976 Olympic Silver Medalist Charles Mooney and several retired seasoned pros. He was also a sparring partner for former WBA Super Middleweight Champion Steve Little who upset Michael Nunn for the WBA Super Middleweight Title in '94.
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