Green admits it won’t be an easy fight.
His opponent has won 36 of his career 39 fights; with his only losses coming at the hands of world champion Jurgen Brahmer and leading contender Tony Bellew. Even then the fights were close and went the full distance.
Green, on the other hand, has spent the last three years fishing, surfing and making sporadic television appearances.
“It’s a risky fight,” said a very wary Green, “because Bolonti has been active, in real fights and I’ve only been training in the gym.
“He’s match-fit and won a title fight by knockout in Argentina only two weeks ago. He jumped at the chance to fight me on short notice so that shows how keen and confident he is. It only makes for a more exciting fight.”
Notorious fight-picker Anthony Mundine is watching the fight carefully. He is looking for an ‘adequate’ opponent for his last few money-spinning fights. Depending upon the form green shows Mundine may choose to step into the ring with him for the third time.
When the two last met (in 2006) the match became the riches ever on Australian shores. Mundine outpointed a surprisingly flat-footed Green in a rather boring 12 rounmds.
Green enters the ring against Bolonti with a record of 33-5 (28 KOs); while Bolonti boasts 36-3 (25 KOs).