While it undoubtedly lacks the intrigue of their first fight over a decade ago, there still seems to be interest in a possible Anthony Mundine vs Danny Green rematch.
However, for one man, that fight holds no appeal.
That man is the man boxrec.com currently rate as the number one Cruiserweight in the country, Brad ‘Hollywood’ Pitt.
Pitt, who won a shut out unanimous point’s decision victory over Jorge Rodriguez Olivera on Saturday night, has made no secret of his desire to draw Danny Green into a potential bout.
Despite injuring his power hand in the very first round of the fight, Pitt made comfortable work of his opponent in his first fight in 18 months.
The win earned him the vacant WBA Oceania cruiserweight title, although Pitt has a much bigger prize in mind.
Taking to social media, Pitt has again floated the idea of a contest against ‘The Green Machine’ to decide the number one cruiserweight in the nation.
Green, who himself has recently returned to the ring after a retirement of sorts, has looked good in his return bout back in August, also a unanimous points victory, over Roberto Feliciano Bolonti.
Green has been busy with his incredible ‘Coward Punch Campaign’ campaign that outlines the dangers of coward attacks, as well as his Team Danny Green workout guide, however has given no indication that his days in the ring are done for good.
Rumours indicate that the Man vs Machine rematch is in the works, however injury and other projects seems to have pushed back the potential dates floated.
Given Mundine’s comments that he is eying off a potential return to rugby league, suddenly a cruiserweight scrap with Pitt doesn’t seem so far off.
The potential match up poses a few questions and some interesting sub plots.
Both men had a distinguished amateur career, with Pitt winning a Commonwealth gold medal in his home town games in Melbourne, while Green represented the nation at the Sydney Olympics.
Both men are big punchers, with genuine knock out power at their disposal.
Both men are coming back from long layoffs and need a marquee victory to attract the bigger fights they crave.
Green, to this point, seems to have ignored the challenge of Pitt, however given Pitt has dominated the Aussie scene for so long, a fight with Green is a logical step as he looks to advance his career.
This is the first time, in a long time, that Danny Green has been knocked off his mantle as Australia’s number one Cruiserweight.
If he wants to reclaim the number one spot, he’s going to have to take it from Pitt, who seems all too happy to oblige.
Jackson wins TV debut
In other boxing news, Luke ‘Action’ Jackson delivered on the hype by delivering a shut out points win on his television debut on Friday evening.
The 31 year-old’s win over Master Suro takes his record to 12-0 and continued to show the improvement in the Tasmania native’s game.
Boxrec now have Jackson as the number three super featherweight in the country, behind only Jack Asis and stable mate Billy Dib.
A fight against Dib is highly unlikely, but one fight that continues to shape up as a possibility is a future clash with the top ranked featherweight in Oz, in Joel Brunker.
Although, as a big fan of both, I have a strong bias in saying so, there are very few all-Aussie fights that excite me like a potential clash between ‘Action’ and ‘Aussie Joel’.
Jayden Mitchell shows heart as Lionheart has gold in sight
July 1st will see Aussie boxing legend Nader Hamdan’s return to the ring continue as he faces WBA-PABA title holder Jayde Mitchell.
Hamdan (44-11-1) will hold a massive experience advantage over Mitchell, who will be stepping into the ring for only the ninth time.
Some young boxers in Australia have, rightfully, been accused of taking the easy route by taking easy fights, but no one can accuse of Mitchell of doing so after agreeing to fight Hamdan.
The fight will be by far the biggest test of his young career and a win over the former world title challenger could set him up for one hell of a career.
Win, lose or draw, you have to admire the youngster’s heart.