The Courier-Mail

Change for Green

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BOXER Danny Green has been forced to fight a new opponent after Slovakian Tamas Kovacs withdrew from next week’s comeback fight in Melbourne, citing a neck injury sustained in training.

Argentinia­n lightheavy­weight Roberto Bolonti, 36, who has won 36 of 39 fights, and never been knocked out, will now confront the four-time world champion at Hisense Arena on Wednesday night.

Green, who is fighting for the first time in three years said last night: “I was sick when I heard about Kovacs but he is shattered too. Bolonti is a tough customer and this will probably be even harder.’’

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