Green beats Flores to retain cruiserweight title

Australian cruiserweight Danny Green retained a minor world

title with a unanimous points decision over American challenger

B.J. Flores on Wednesday.

The judges scored the fight 117-112, 118-110 and 118-111 for

Green, who improved to 31-3 with 27 knockouts. Flores dropped to

24-1 with one draw.

Green was troubled in the early rounds by Flores’ quick jab but

landed the more telling punches as the fight progressed.

Green’s last fight ended controversially in July, when Paul

Briggs was floored by a glancing blow after 29 seconds. Australian

authorities described the fight as a ”sham contest” and said

Briggs had not disclosed his health problems. Green was cleared of

any wrongdoing.