Solomon Haumono: “Danny Green has a history of picking soft targets”

SOLOMON Haumono has issued a bizarre challenge to former three-division titleholder Danny Green.

In the wake of Green’s absurd challenge to multi-sport athlete Sonny Bill Williams earlier in the month, the WBA #14 rated heavyweight Haumono (23-2-2, 20 KOs) has offered his services to the three-divison titleholder.

“Why pick Sonny when he is only a part-time boxer who hasn’t fought in nearly a year?,” asked Haumono.

“Danny is world class as we saw in his last fight when he easily beat an opponent who’d just fought for a world title,”

The 42-year-old Green (34-5, 28 KOs) broke a near three-year hiatus in August, looking relatively unchallenged in a comfortable ten-round decision win over Argentine Roberto Bolonti at Melbourne’s Hisense Arena.

Despite Green’s pedigree, which has seen the Perth native earn Olympic representative honours as well as a handful of credible titles in the paid ranks, Haumono insists Green has a track record for picking soft opponents.

“Danny has a history of picking soft targets,” continued Haumono.

“Like Paul Briggs, who hadn’t fought in nearly three years after retiring on medical grounds,”

“Then he targets Choc, who is coming off a bad loss and has been fighting four weight divisions below him,”

“My message to Danny Green is loud and clear – if you want to move up with the big boys at heavyweight – then look no further,” concluded Haumono in the statement.

“I’m willing to face you anywhere, anytime,”

Haumono, 40, who has won three consecutive fights since losing inside the distance to American journeyman Kevin Johnson in 2013, was recently rated by the WBA following a regional title decision over Hunter Sam.

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