Danny Green Gets American Help To Beat Roy Jones Jr.
(By Mark Vester - boxingscene.com)
November 18, 2009
IBO cruiserweight champion Danny Green has brought in two American sparring partners, light heavyweight Cedric Agnew (11-0, 4KOs) and middleweight Anthony Greenidge (14-3, 5KOs) to prepare for his title defense against Roy Jones Jr. on December 2 before a wild Aussie crowd of 18,000 at Acer Arena.
Green has been sparring with the two fighters at the Marrickville gym. He says both of them are near-perfect clones of Jones. They fight like Jones and have the same speed as Jones, according to Green's trainer Angelo Hyder.
"This man [Agnew] is a Roy Jones Jr clone," says Hyder to The Daily Telegraph. "That's why we brought him here. He is as close to Roy as you could get. We need Danny to be prepared for everything. Jones has all the tricks and we need to try and replicate them. Oh, the other bloke [Greenidge] is even quicker. He's only a middleweight and we got him because we wanted to prepare Danny for Roy's speed. He's also as tough as a heavyweight."
Green is very satisfied with his training camp. He plans to upset the odds by taking Jones out.
"My preparation has been great, and these two blokes have been fantastic," says Green. "They can both take it and they can give a bit, too. Jones is going to be tough. He is still right at the top of his game. But I will be ready."