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Danny Green Calls Bernard Hopkins To Issue Challenge
(By Mark Vester -

December 9, 2009

IBO cruiserweight champion Danny Green made a personal phone call to Bernard Hopkins and left a message for the veteran; challenging him to a showdown in Australia. Green is fresh from last week's first round knockout of Roy Jones Jr. The win crushed any plans for a Hopkins-Jones rematch that was tentative for next March in Las Vegas.

"I have left a message on his voicemail, personally - and I said to him you are a legend, let’s get it on," Green said to WA Today. "Did you think we could bring Roy Jones Jr. to Australia? We did, so there is no reason why Bernard Hopkins can’t come."

It not very likely that Hopkins would ever consider fighting Green in Australia. After last week's win over Enrique Ornelas, Hopkins tried to make a case for a Jones rematch to still go forward because he felt the ref was biased and stopped the fight too soon. He said "that's why I never go to Europe." Of course, Australia is not part of Europe.

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