The following is an excerpt from an interview with IBO cruiserweight boxing champion Danny Green. Green hit many people’s radars last year with his shocking first round knockout of boxing legend Roy Jones Jr.
Green said he would like to fight UFC heavyweight champion and former WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar, but with stand-up only rules.
“Would I like to fight Brock Lesnar? Absolutely. . . It would have to be a stand up fight. I know my limitations and there’s no way I could compete with Lesnar on the ground. The bloke outweighs me by plenty and was a champion college wrestler. But to stand inside a steel cage and use fists and elbows, I’d even fight bare knuckle if that’s what it take to get him Down Under and inside a steel cage.”
And that’s the beginning and end of the legs on that story.
Why pro boxers even bother talking about fighting ground-based MMA stars in stand-up only boxing rules fights is completely beyond me. How would it prove anything if Green beat Lesnar in a boxing match? Is it because Lesnar is a champion of a fighting sport, so he’s open to be challenged by boxers to fight their rules only. The best is when a situation like this happens and the MMA fighter ignores the story (as they all should, and as Lesnar will) and the boxer claims the MMA fighter is ducking him, or in some way avoiding his challenge.
For those interested, you can check out the full Danny Green interview at FoxSports.com.