DANNY GREEN v ROBERT BOLONTI PREVIEW
By TOM WATT on Aug 18 2015
Tomorrow night will see the return to the ring of the popular Australian Boxer, Danny Green (33-5-0, 28 KOs) for the first time since his win over New Zealand’s Shane Cameron in November 2012. After over two and a half years out of the sport, Green will return to the Hisense Arena in Melbourne to fight late replacement, Argentinian fighter Roberto ‘The Beast’ Bolonti (36-3-0, 25 KOs) after the original opponent (Slovakian, Tomas Kovacs) pulled out due to injury and Green had this to say about his opponent;
“We did consider Bolonti originally but we thought Kovacs was more the box-and-move style of Mundine.
“Now after preparing for Kovacs, we’ve had to tear up the plan and have had one week to adapt for Bolonti, who is a much more rugged operator.
“He fights a bit like Marcos Maidana, who fought Mayweather twice. He seems pretty wild, has a bit of power
“He also fought two weeks ago and won with a second round knockout, so he’s fresh.
“Let’s put it this way, he’s had eight fights since I last fought.”
With criticism still ringing around his decision to fight Tomas Kovacs, the fact he has brought in a relatively unknown late replacement will have done little to deter Green’s detractors from publicly criticising the match-up. Admittedly the majority of these critics will be fans of Green’s long-standing rival, Anthony ‘The Man’ Mundine, with whom Green has made no secret that he is planning to fight again.
Before Green can begin to dream of a match-up with WBC Silver Champion, Mundine, he must overcome Bolonti tomorrow night and with the rugged and endurable Bolonti having gone the distance with the UK’s Tony Bellew and Germany’s Juergen Braehmer although he is yet to win outside of his native Argentina and it is expected that this will be yet another unhappy return trip for the South American.
Whether or not the Mundine fight will happen is a story for another day but you can see my recent chat with Anthony Mundine on the subject here and Daniel Geale’s thoughts on a potential rematch here
A win tomorrow night will be a big step for Green as he looks to cement his return but Bolonti is no journeyman and he will be looking to expose any ring-rust the 38 year old may have to his advantage despite the late notice and travel he has had.
“It took one day and a half to come here and there’s a huge time difference and it cost us but I’m in good shape
“Danny is a well-known Boxer and has fought other well-known boxers so we’re going to have a great show”
Green v Bolonti is being shown on Main Event in Australia for $49.95
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