July 21, 2011

Antonio Tarver overpowers Danny Green to claim title

Photo Eva Rinaldi

Photo Eva Rinaldi

ANTONIO Tarver may have ended Rocky's on-screen career and last night he ruined the dream of Danny Green, capturing the Australian's IBO world cruiserweight title in a stunning upset.

Trying to defend his belt for a fifth time, Green was beaten by the American veteran in a TKO at the Sydney Entertainment Centre.

The Green camp had no choice but to end the fight after the Perth-born 38-year-old headed back to the wrong corner at the conclusion of the ninth round, which left the Australian wobbly after 15 unanswered blows by Tarver.