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Glen Johnson vs Allan Green Super Six World Boxing Classic Preview – SportsUntapped.com
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Added November 6th, 2010 by Ian

Glen Johnson vs Allan Green Super Six World Boxing Classic Preview
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The Super Six World Boxing Classic super middleweight tournament has been hit with bad luck since it started. It seemed to be a decent enough idea to have the best six super middleweights on the planet fight each other, but they’ve been dropping like flies lately due to injuries and retirement.

There are still a few good matchups left though and the one on Nov 6 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA could be one of them. This bout will see Glen Johnson of Jamaica, who is a replacement for Mikkel Kessler, take on Tulsa Oklahoma’s Allan Green, who is a replacement for Jermain Taylor.

The 41-year-old Johnson (50-14-2, 34 Kos) still has quite a bit of endurance and energy to complement his experience. But the 31-year-old Green (29-2, 20 Kos) sometimes appears lazy in the ring and seems to tire quickly. He has never lived up to his potential quite frankly. However, it might still turn out to be an entertaining and interesting battle.

Green has fought just once in the Super Six tournament and was dominated by Andre Ward and lost a unanimous decision in June. He’s been in the ring with some decent opponents during his career, with Ward being the best of them. He was also decisioned by Edison Miranda back in 2007 in a pretty good action fight in which both men hit the canvas.

It’ll be Johnson’s first fight in the tournament.  In his last bout in August he dropped a 12-round unanimous decision to Tavoris Cloud. Johnson’s been competing in the light heavyweight division for the past decade and the fight with Cloud was for the IBF title. He also lost a pair of decisions to WBC Light Heavyweight champion Chad Dawson.

Johnson’s fought some top-notch opponents in Clinton Woods, Bernard Hopkins, and Antonio Tarver. He hit his peak in 2004 when he knocked out IBF Light Heavyweight Champion Roy Jones Jr. Green and Johnson both possess pretty good punching power, but aren’t the fastest boxers around. Johnson has a better defense and a solid chin. Green’s chin isn’t the best and Johnson definitely has more determination and heart in the ring. But when you add it all up, Green has a slight advantage in both one-punch power and speed.

Glen Johnson vs Allan Green Betting Odds and Prediction

The weight loss might take quite a bit out of Johnson as he looked quite weak when he weighed in 168 lbs. But if he fights his usual style, which is more or less non-stop punching, he should be able to take this by late stoppage or decision.

Johnson is favored on sportsbook Bet365.com with odds of -188 while Green is at +150.

 
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