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Boxing | International

Aussie veteran wins fourth title

Danny Green has become the first Australian boxer to win four “world” titles.

The 39-year-old Green won the IBO cruiserweight title when he beat Shane Cameron on points in Melbourne on Wednesday night.

He worked his way to a 119-109, 116-112 and 116-113 victory even though he said after the fight that a body shot had broken one of his ribs in the opening round.

After winning the vacant title, Green has a professional record of 33-5, including 28 knockouts.

Cameron, whose record dropped to 29-3; 22, suffered a cut in the second round but continued to make life as difficult as he could for Green. He landed a telling blow in the seventh but was unable to corner the elusive Green, who seemed to get stronger towards the end of the fight.

Green, who regained the IBO belt that he had lost to Antonio Tarver last year, has also been WBA light-heavyweight and WBC super-middleweight champion.

In Indonesia, meanwhile, a flyweight boxer has died five days after a bout.

The cause of Okson Palue’s death has not been established. Palue drew with Gerry Dio Toisuta in a tournament in Kupang City. He later complained of cramp in one of his feet and then of pain in a leg.

He was taken to hospital, where he died on Monday.


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