In another six-rounder, "The Young General" Ian Green of Paterson, NJ scored an easy first-round knockout over Kevin "The Scarecrow" Womack of Baltimore, MD. Green used a counter right hand to drop Womack to his knees. Womack stayed on his knees for the entire 10-count. Green is now 11-1, nine KO's while Womack drops to 7-14-3, five KO's. To read
He credits his father with giving him a clear sense of right and wrong and for pushing him to find a purpose and work towards it. The elder Green made clear in no uncertain terms that every decision on his path to a prison cell had been his choice, his responsibility and his mistake. He made sure his son knew how to choose better. Ian’s uncle also helped steer him in the right direction.
As a trainer at a Paterson boxing gym, he started bringing Ian along after school just to keep him out of trouble. Trouble seemed to find Ian. He was always in the way, running wild, curious and impulsive.His presence in the gym started to become a nuisance and when he was ten his uncle was given a choice – start Ian on boxing lessons or to leave him at home.
Though it could have been destructive for the father and son, both remained committed to keeping Ian on the right path and making the right choices. Instead of imploding, Ian flourished, continuing his boxing training while also running track and playing basketball and football at Paterson Catholic High School. A year passed, and Ian went into the 2012 Golden Gloves tournament with an amateur record of 14-6. He scored the first stoppage in his career with a second round victory during the semifinals, putting him once again in the final round and once again squaring off against John Magda.
This was his third time facing this opponent after two losses, including the one at the previous year’s Golden Gloves. Despite his stronger mental state and his increasing endurance, Ian lost his form over the course of the fight and eventually lost the match. READ MORE
Details, Age: 21,Residence:Paterson New Jersey, Division: Middleweight, Record:11-1 (9 KOs), US Ranking:29, Height:6’0″, Weight: 160 lbs., Manager: Kran Sports & Entertainment Management, Trainer:Dwyke Flemmings