Former world champ Danny Green recovering from emergency surgery

Former WBA light-heavyweight champion Danny Green is still in hospital today, after an emergency surgery had to be performed on the Aussie boxer after doctors found an abscess growing around his appendix.

According to the 37 year-old world-ranked contender, he had himself checked out at Busselton Hospital in Western Australia on Wednesday after complaining of an acute stomach pain, only to be turned away by a staff member who told him everything was fine.

Green then returned to his family, who were taking a holiday break with him only to be rushed back to another hospital the same day, where he was thoroughly tested and found to be in a serious condition after his appendix burst and the abscess was discovered.

The abscess has been reported to have been the size of a cricket ball and was removed after a lengthy surgery, which has left the strapping six-footer wheelchair-bound. Doctors told the IBO champion, that any blow to the stomach around the growth could have been fatal.

It is thought that the “Green Machine” will make a full recovery, but it is still unclear whether the light-heavyweight, who is unbeaten since 2006 and stopped the great Roy Jones Jr in one round in 2009, will get the green light to box again in the near future.