Danny Green 'fights' Paul Briggs

NOVEMBER 3 (WA Today): Perth boxer Danny Green has been cleared of any wrongdoing following his controversial knockout of Paul Briggs in July.

An enquiry cleared IBO world cruiserwegiht champion Green, but found Briggs participated in a sham contest for not disclosing his health issues prior to the fight.

The WA Professional Combat Sports Commision commission has ordered Briggs to pay $75,000 from his $200,000 purse, and cancelled his registration as a boxer in Western Australia.

The commission handed down its long-awaited finding today into the July 21 fight at Challenge Stadium. 

JULY 22: Boxer Danny Green says it's time for Paul Briggs to answer some questions about the farcical bout in Perth that's now being investigated by the WA Professional Combat Sports Commission.

Wednesday night's fight only lasted 29 seconds and the Commission is looking into whether it was a sham bout.

Green told Channel 7 Briggs should explain his performance.

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VIDEO: Watch the fight below.

15 comments so far

  • It just goes to show that when gambling is involved corruption is highly evident. How can we ever take australian boxing serious after last nights fiasco as well as the S B W circus recently?

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    GregPinkerton
    Date and time
    July 22, 2010, 11:24AM
    • No Academy Award for that one!! At least the soccer player make it look a bit genuine!!!

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      Linda
      Date and time
      July 22, 2010, 11:28AM
      • i loved dannys reaction... he looks absolutely furious!

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        matt
        Date and time
        July 22, 2010, 3:54PM
        • What a joke! I just goes to show that when there's large amounts of money involved some guys don't care what other people think. Surely this is not legal.

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          John D
          Date and time
          July 22, 2010, 4:02PM
          • And how many times have you been punched in the ehad Linda? Paul Briggs is a warrior that has been a world kickboxing champion & fought the very best in the world in boxing, he has taken too many hits. Unlike the push & shove that they have in Aussie Ball that only impresses gimps & women.

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            Matt - proudly Un-Australian
            Date and time
            July 22, 2010, 5:02PM
            • danny green is a dog .fancy fighting some one who has neuro problems and is out of shape what did he expect? the reaction from danny green was as fake as the dive from briggs. green is just a joke .why would mundine bother fighting green again when he already took him to school once.who is green pulling out of retirement next (ali).

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              joe
              Date and time
              July 22, 2010, 5:22PM
              • All the soccer players should look at Michael Barlow form the Dockers. Even after breaking a leg he still tried to stand up

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                Mark
                Date and time
                July 22, 2010, 7:39PM
                • Who cares... just boxing, not like anyone cares! Like Wrestling, all fake!

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                  Mark
                  Date and time
                  July 22, 2010, 10:35PM
                  • this is why boxing in australia has gone down hill...lost all faith and respect for the sport. i believe the boxing association has part to blame for the mis match's.

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                    andre
                    Date and time
                    July 22, 2010, 11:37PM
                    • See what happens when you let boxers watch the world cup.

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                      Lyn Bayles
                      Date and time
                      July 23, 2010, 8:18AM

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