SYDNEY (AFP) Australian titleholder Danny Green scored a stunning first round TKO victory over American great Roy Jones to retain his International Boxing Organisation cruiserweight world title here on Wednesday. Green put down the eight-time world champion with a well-timed right hand which sent Jones tumbling to the canvas midway through the opening round and then pummelled the American legend with a flurry of blows against the ropes. English referee Howard Foster called a halt to the fight at 2:02 into the first round. I am just overwhelmed, this is all your victory, this is Australias victory, Green screamed to the capacity home crowd. Hes one of the greatest fighters of all time and the opportunity to fight him in Australia, thanks Roy Jones Jnr. I almost feel bad doing that, that almost most hurt me to do that to someone whom I aspire to look up to as a professional fighter inside and outside the ring. Hes a bloody legend. Green left Jones disorientated with his shock right hand punch which connected high on the temple area of the American, leaving him struggling to get back to his feet. It was all downhill from there for Jones as the Australian 'Green Machine went after the quick finish, throwing leather as the American superstar covered up under the onslaught before the referees intervention. It was a great performance tonight from Danny and we wont be making excuses, Jones said in the ring. My hat goes off for Danny Green, he fought a wonderful fight. It was the 36-year-old Greens first defence of the title he won with a fifth round TKO against Argentinas Julio Cesar Dominguez in Biloxi, Mississippi last August. It was only the third time in his stellar 20-year fight career that Jones, 40, has been stopped in a fight and follows his earlier stoppages against Antonio Tarver and Glen Johnson, both in 2004. Jones was bidding to become the first boxer to win all five divisions between middleweight and heavyweight, but he was overwhelmed by Greens first-round onslaught. Joness record now stands at 54 wins (40 by knockout) with six losses in 60 bouts, while Green has won 28 (25 KOs) of his 31 fights since 2001. It was first time Jones, regarded as one of the great pound-for-pound fighters of the modern era, had fought outside the United States and may signal the end of his celebrated career. Jones is scheduled to fight American adversary Bernard Hopkins in Las Vegas on March 13 next year. Jones also holds the distinction of becoming the first former middleweight champion to win a heavyweight world title in 106 years.