Green: I'll beat Froch in his own back yard

This is July, 2009

AMERICAN super-middleweight Allan Green has thrown out a challenge to Nottingham's WBC champion Carl Froch.

"He came to America and made his mark," said Green, who was on the undercard of Froch v Taylor on April 25.

"I'm willing to go to his backyard, knock him out, then go back to Nottingham for an immediate re-match and knock him out again to make an example of him.

"It's only going to be a short amount of time before I'm the sultan of the super-middleweights."

Green has been waiting for the big showcase fight following his second round knockout of Carlos De Leon Jr on the Froch v Taylor bill.

With no one stepping up to the plate, Green (28-1, 20 KOs) has again set his sights on Froch.

"I want his belt," said Green. "We both scored knockout wins on the same Showtime telecast, so to me, and the Showtime viewers, it would make perfect sense for us to fight each other next.

"I have a lot of respect for Froch and his skills, but he doesn't go more than six rounds with me."

Green's promoter, Lou DiBella, isn't surprised people are so reluctant to fight his man.

But he believes Froch is one fighter who wants a challenge.

"A fight between Allan Green and Carl Froch is one of the best that can be made," said DiBella.

"It's reasonable for Froch to want to defend his title on home turf, and Allan Green is willing to travel to Britain for the fight.

"If Froch is really committed to fighting the best the division has to offer, he will take the challenge."