Green camp raises prospect of Cameron rematch

DUNCAN JOHNSTONE
Last updated 10:56 25/11/2012
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FIGHTER: Danny Green celebrates after beating Shane Cameron. He admitted after the fight he had broken ribs.

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Danny Green's trainer is making noises about a rematch with Shane Cameron and the New Zealander's boxing camp are all for it.

Green won a unanimous points decision over Cameron in Melbourne last Wednesday night in a gritty 12-round thriller for the vacant IBO cruiserweight world title.

Most expect Green to retire after claiming his fourth world crown but he's yet to declare his future. And his trainer Angelo Hyde hinted differently, telling Australian media that there was already interest in a rematch with Cameron, possibly even fighting at a football stadium in New Zealand.

That was news to Cameron's manager Ken Reinsfeld, but he jumped at the idea of Cameron getting back in the ring with Green.

"I certainly think it would interest Shane. I know he'd like to have another go at Danny Green," Reinsfeld said.

"And I'd like to see Shane have another go. We'll let the dust settle and see where things go from here."

Money would have to be the big attraction for Green, who appears to have everything to lose in stepping in the ring with Cameron again.

And Cameron's handlers would certainly look to get a better deal over the fight stipulations that haunted Cameron last week. He had to drop 9kg to meet the special 89kg catchweight limit Green's team insisted on.

"That's the issue with them. It was a big battle the whole way along," Reinsfeld said.

Green looked to depower Cameron, a natural heavyweight, with that process and then drained him further with some clever holding tactics in the ring where he won a close-range battle, denying the Kiwi any knockout chances.

"We'd be looking to do some things differently now that we know his tactics. I'd be doing some wrestling training for Shane," said Reinsfeld, a wrestler who contested world championships, Olympic and Commonwealth Games for New Zealand.

Cameron, 35, has emphasised his desire to continue fighting and Green believes he should.

"I hope Shane Cameron hasn't lost an ounce of respect from anyone," Green said of the Kiwi's third loss in 32 fights.

"I hope people realise that he couldn't have done any more. He got belted sometimes and he copped it sweet ... I hope he realises how much respect I have and, hopefully, it doesn't deter him."

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