Green admits he may have fought last bout
IBO cruiserweight world champion Danny Green is considering retirement as he struggles to regain full fitness following recent surgery to remove his appendix.
Green, who underwent emergency surgery in early January after an abscess the size of a softball was discovered on his appendix, has resumed light training.
But he remains unsure whether his body could still stand up to the rigours of professional boxing.
The 37-year-old said there was no timeframe on when he would make a final decision on his future, saying only that he still held out hope of a return to the ring.
‘‘ I’ve just got to wait and see how my body holds up,’’ Green said.
‘‘ The desire to fight is there but I really don’t know whether I’ll be able to. ‘‘ The doctors have left it up to me. ‘‘ They’ve advised me to just see how I feel and really the ball’s in my court.
‘‘ I’m not going to make any stupid decisions.
‘‘ If I can go on I’d like to, if I can’t, well then I’m a realist.
‘‘ I realise that it wouldn’t be easy to just walk away from it but I’ll have to do what my body’s telling me to do.
‘‘ I’ve been doing a little bit of work in the gym but I honestly don’t know the immediate future of my boxing career ...
‘‘( My trainer) Angelo ( Hyder) and I are just keeping the eye in, doing a bit of pad work.
‘‘ I always like to keep physically fit as much as I can, but I’m not able to train as much as I have been.
‘‘ I’ve only just started putting a bit of weight on. I’m just going to play it by ear.’’
Although Green has been forced to the sidelines, the West Australian is by no means idle – he’s organising a Next Generation fight night at the WA Basketball Centre on April 15.