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Green demolishes Woods in 1st round KO!

allan green13.07.07 - By Jeff Bastasini: Super middleweight Allan Green (24-1, 17 KOs) had little trouble tonight, destroying Darrell Woods (26-11, 18 KOs) in a 1st round KO on Friday night at the Million Dollar Elm Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Green, 27, wasted little time in restoring his tarnished image, as he knocked Woods down with a big right hand shot in the first half minute of the fight. As soon as Woods got to his feet, Green was immediately upon him, landing a flurry of vicious combinations.

Woods, badly hurt and trying to clear his head, grabbed a hold of Green to buy some time. However, as soon as the referee separated them, Green was on him again, throwing lighting fast shots, mostly to the head as Woods futilely attempted to cover up on the ropes.

There was one more clinch, and then Green pinned Woods against the ropes once more, firing off another massive flurry of lightning fast shots to the head, thus prompting the referee Gerald Ritter to step in and halt the bout at 1:22 of the 1st round.

Woods, a notoriously slow starter, never got a chance to get his offense going, since Green was well aware of the fact that Woods often takes several rounds before he warms up, and Green made it a point to immediately attack Woods as soon as possible - just as Samuel Miller had done in his bout with Woods in March 2007 – and try to get him out before he could get going. The plan worked to perfection, with Green resembling a fighter in a Toughman contest with his all out attack on Woods tonight. In fairness to Wood, there’s very few Super middleweights that could have stood up to that kind of offensive storm by Green without going down or being badly hurt. It’s just too bad that Green didn’t fight in a similar way against Edison Miranda.

Green said later, “What happened in March (referring to his 10-round unanimous loss to Edison Miranda) was a fluke. I will be champion.” To his credit, Green’s win was impressive, though perhaps not impressive enough to erase his timid performance in his last bout against Edison Miranda, a fight in which Green was knocked down twice, and beaten in almost every round.

With this win, there's talk of Green fighting Peter Manfredo Jr. in the fall, and later on, if things go alright, a possible match with Joe Calzaghe, the WBO Super middleweight champion, or Jermain Taylor.

Article posted on 14.07.2007



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