Danny Green and Roy Jones Jr. both came in on weight for their minor trinket cruiserweight title fight in Sydney on Wednesday. Jones weighed in at 179 1/2 pounds, with Green at 179.2.
There had been the talk that there would be a catchweight. I'd heard 185, but apparently the weight agreed upon was 180. They're both well below the normal cruiserweight limit of 200, and hardly north of the 175-pound light heavyweight limit where Jones regularly fights, and where Green fought from 2006-07 before his "retirement." Green came back weighing about 180 for a fight in April with Anthony van Niekirk, and did the same for his vacant IBO cruiserweight title fight with Julio Cesar Dominguez on the "Hook City" undercard in August.
Danny Green has been a Jones target for months now, and they even managed to get a "championship" on the line for the fight, which means if Roy wins, he can claim a cruiserweight title to go with his middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight belts.
If Jones and long time rival Bernard Hopkins (who fights in Philadelphia) both win on Wednesday, the two meet next year, tentatively in March, for a rematch 17 years in the making. We'll have full previews of both Green-Jones and Hopkins-Ornelas tomorrow.
Reminder: With Green-Jones airing at 3am ET in the States, spoilers will abound at the various news outlets before the fight ever airs in the United States. The Versus broadcast doesn't go on until 8pm ET on Wednesday. Green-Jones will be shown on tape delay. Spoilers for Green-Jones are completely forbidden on Bad Left Hook. If you spoil results in any way, you will be banned.