If the fight is as vicious as the talk then tune in this Friday night to Showtime’s ShoBox: The New Generation 11 PM ET/PT because Allan Green versus Jaidon Codrington is going to get down right dirty! The undefeated 168 lb. power punching prospect Allan Green 17-0 (11 KO’s) doesn’t plan on just winning this Friday night, that isn’t good enough, destruction is on his agenda and pulverizing Jaidon Codrington 9-0 (9 KO’s) is in his plans.
The twenty-six year old Oklahoman has ripped through the super middleweight division since turning pro in the fall of 2002. After an extensive amateur background ending with an over all 55-6 record, the 2002 National Golden Gloves Champion stepped in as a pro with a bang dropping and stopping his first three opponents in the first round before battling to a unanimous decision victory over slick Brit Ola Afolabi in a four round throw down. In his young career the strong spirited Green has defeated quality opposition with decisive wins over the one time undefeated Canadian Conal MacPhee (2nd round KO), long time veteran Etienne Whitaker (2nd round KO) and most recently over Illinois native Ted Muller (10 round UD), and this Friday the 6’2” powerful pugilist looks to continue his win streak over another hard-hitting prospect.
There is no love lost between these two young fighters and in a match-up such as this the crowd on hand will surely be entertained. So if your not going to be ringside this Friday at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Ok, tune in at 11 PM ET/PT to Showtime’s ShoBox: The New Generation because if ‘Sweetness’ has it his way there are going to be sparks and it is apparent that somebody’s going down! Green took the time to speak to the Doghouse and in this candid interview gives his thoughts on Codrington and his career, enjoy.
Benny Henderson Jr.: First off Allan I just want to say thanks for taking the time out to speak with the Doghouse, how has your training been for your November 4th match-up?
Allan Green : No problem man, I have been keeping up with Doghouse for some time now, ya’ll real. Everything is going good, I am feeling good my weight is down and I am strong. I am ready.
BH: When you look at your opponent what do you see as Codrington’s strengths and weaknesses?
AG: He doesn’t have any strengths, he’s a bum and a faggot and I really don’t respect him. To me he is slow and he is a bum who has been fighting bums. I am not taking him lightly but I have no respect for him, I think he is in way over his head.
BH: You have eight more fights than Codrington, do you feel the extra experience will play an important role in the outcome of this bout?
AG: Yeah that too and the fact that I am a much better fighter. I have fought better fighters; he has been fighting guys that they have been pulling out of coffins. My experience will help a little bit but me being the better fighter is going to be the deciding factor.
BH: Can you give us a bit of your fight plan for this bout?
AG: I’ll just put it like this, you guys are going to see the best Allan Green you have ever seen, you are going to see a brutal display of power, this fight not going the distance
BH: In your three years as a professional what have you learned about the sport of boxing?
AG: You have to be patient, and you can’t let people puts things inside your head, you have to be confident. I have learned that it is about 85% mental.
BH: What do you feel is your best quality or qualities as a fighter?
AG: Mental toughness.
BH: There has been some heated exchanges prior to this bout, does that fan the flame and add to the aggression you feel coming into this fight enough to make it more of a slugfest than a boxing match?
AG: Honestly for me no because the thing is what I say I really do mean but at the same time I know it pulls in the fans and sells the fight. I never sensationalize an opponent to make him out to be bigger than they are. The fight plan I have always had is the plan I am going with, I don’t play those kind of mental games with myself like since he has been talking all this noise it is going to be a real hard fight. I am going to go out there and do what I do and whip his ass just the way I do it.
BH: You have had some quality match-ups in your previous bouts and some good performances, looking back on all seventeen of them which do you feel has been your toughest opponent and best performance?
AG: Ola Afolabi, which a lot of people don’t know of till this day he is about 10-1, he just beat Michael Simms who was the original light heavyweight on the Olympic team. That guy only has one loss and that loss is from Allan Green; that has been my toughest opponent by far.
BH: Codrington has had all nine of his bouts end in knockout; speaking with all honesty does his power concern you?
AG: Actually he has no power, let’s get the record straight and you can quote me on this, he has two knockouts the other seven are stoppages, the referee stopped it. He fights a blown up sixty-four pounders and sixty pounders, he has never fought a natural one hundred sixty-eight pounder with a punch at all.
BH: What can the Showtime viewers and fans expect from you on November 4th?
AG: They can expect the best Allan Green that they have ever seen.
BH: Is there anything you would like to add to or say in closing of this interview?
AG: Well I would juts like to say that he is a faggot and I don’t respect him, I am going to beat the living $@%& out of him.
I would like to thank Allan Green for his time and thoughts, it was greatly appreciated.
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