BOTH Danny Green and Kane Watts were full of smiles at today’s media weigh-in.
Watts (18-2, 11 KOs) and Green (34-5, 28 KOs) will meet tomorrow night at Hisense Arena in one of the most high-profile national title contests in recent memory, with a stacked undercard boasting a host of talented prospects.
“Look at the size of him,” quipped Green to the media at Crown Casino. “He’s won his last ex amount of fights by knockout, he’s got a big opportunity ahead. But I’ve got the runs on the board when it comes to experience,”
“I’m a far more experienced fighter and I’ve fought a better calibre of opponents, there’s no doubt about that,”
“Kane has got youth, size and a nothing to lose attitude which is very dangerous.”
The 34-year-old Watts is unbeaten in nine appearances since suffering his second career defeat to Daniel Ammann in 2013. His run of victories includes a concussive knockout over Emosi Solitua last August to lift the national title.
Despite appearing confident, there was a sense of modesty about Watts when quizzed on his training camp.
“Training camp has been a dream,” said Watts about his preparation for Green.
“I’ve got great people behind me and I’ve had awesome sparring leading up to it.”
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Danny Green 86.15 vs. Sugar Kane Watts 89.90
(vacant Australian cruiserweight title)
Full Card (Starting at 7:00pm EST):
James Langton 88.60 vs. Mark Flanagan 90.00
Christian Lopez 63.80 vs. Czar Amonsot 62.90
Jeffrey Francisco 56.40 vs. Jason Moloney 55.25
Brent Dames 62.85 vs. Cameron Eyes 63.00
Paul Morrison 75.45 vs. Jayde Mitchell 75.90
Markquil Salvana 54.40 vs. Andrew Moloney 54.45
Paul Gould 77.50 vs. Kayne Pettifer 79.45
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