Vancouver’s Green to box co-main event on Dec. 29

By Paul Danzer, Columbian Soccer, hockey and Community Sports Reporter



Vancouver professional boxer Virgil Green is scheduled to fight on Dec. 29 against Miguel Cruz in Bethlehem, Pa. The fight between 147-pounders is a co-main event on a card scheduled to be televised by Fox Sports 1.

This matchup was made after a scheduled fight with Green on Saturday in Las Vegas fell through.

Green, 27, is 11-3 as a professional boxer with four knockouts. Cruz, a 25-year-old from Lake May, Fla., is 11-0 with 10 knockouts as a professional.

The main event features Omar Douglas against Frank De Alba in a super featherweight bout.

Green was scheduled to fight Fabian Maidana of Argentina on Saturday in Las Vegas as part of a Spike TV show, but Maidana withdrew prior to the weigh-in. Green last fought on May 30 in Tacoma, winning with a first-round technical knockout of Marceleno Pineda of Toppenish.