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His adventures then took him to Canada with his partner (now wife) Nina. After the 2000 Olympics he was approached by triple world champion Jeff Fenech to turn professional. That he did, and what an impact he has had since!
In December 2005 the agreement was put in place to fight arch rival and fellow Australian super middle weight Anthony Mundine in a WBA super middle weight world title eliminator. This fight took place in May 2006 and achieved the following records;
highest grossing super middle weight bout in world boxing history
highest grossing fight gate in Australian boxing history
highest grossing fight pay per view in Australian boxing history
highest fight pay per view audience in Australian boxing history
Unfortunately Green lost over 12 rounds on points but the event was something him and his team can be extremely proud of. Many so called experts told him to retire after this loss. Green however has never made excuses for this loss but craves redemption!
After this bout Green felt that a move to light heavy weight was inevitable. Since this he has knocked out two top ranked Australian light heavy’s in Jason Delisle and Paul Murdoch to capture the WBA regional PABA and the IBF regional Pan Pacific titles which has moved him into the top 10 in both organisations as well as the WBC. In his fight in July 2007 he beat American reality TV show winner Otis Griffin by TKO in the 3rd round in a world title eliminator for the IBO light heavy weight title.
2007 turned out to be the year that the Green Machine showed his best and came away with that much deserved light heavy weight world title. After negotiations with boxing power house Universum, Green Machine Promotions secured the fight for Sunday 16 December 2007. Green’s dream of fighting for the WBA light heavy weight title (against Croatia’s Stipe Drews) in his home town was about to come true!
In one of the best performances of his career, Green totally destroyed the former world champion in a near shut out points victory. Green now becomes a two time, two weight division world champion and truly one of one of Australia’s great sportsmen.