Danny Green vs Antonio Tarver
Danny Green 31-3 (27 KOs) vs. Antonio Tarver 28-6 (19 KOs)Green entered as the # 6 cruiserweight in the world according to The Ring Magazine. Tarver, who was making his first appearance at the 200 lb. limit, was unranked by the same publication.
"Tarver knocked Green down in the second and pummeled him again in the ninth. Green, clearly dazed, wobbled around the ring putting an arm around Tarver. Green's corner had seen enough and stopped the fight. Apart from a strong seventh round, Green was on the back foot for most of the fight. He was wobbled twice in the first and would have been knocked down on one of those occasions if the ropes hadn't held him up. There was no reprieve in the second as a cracking left sent him to the floor. Southpaw Tarver used his jab to control the fight and Green frequently found himself on the ropes, unable to mount any sustained pressure".