Ian Green to Make ShoBox Debut on 7/22 Against Unbeaten Khiary Gray-Pitts

NEW YORK (July 19, 2016) – Acclaimed SHOWTIME Sports® prospect developmental series ShoBox: The New Generation celebrates its 15th anniversary this Friday, July 22 with a quintessential four-fight telecast, live on SHOWTIME® at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Since its inception in 2001, ShoBox: The New Generation has been dedicated to promoting competitive fights pitting promising boxers in the toughest fights of their career. ShoBox has carved out its identity by matching top talent against each other.

“This is certainly an accomplishment for the series, but we wouldn’t be here for 15 years without the fighters,” said Gordon Hall, Executive Producer of ShoBox: The New Generation. “The credit should go to the young men who are willing to step up and take risks early in their career.

“As we’ve seen over the last 15 years, matching fighters tough at a young age escalates their career development, and we’re thrilled to provide the platform to introduce viewers to these talented fighters. I’d also like to thank the promoters, managers and trainers who are willing to test their fighters at an early stage. Working together with a diverse roster of promotional companies is vital for the advancement of the sport as we aim to find tomorrow’s stars today.”

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The “Young General” is Back in Command

Ian-GreenBy Todd Creel – Last Saturday, April 9th 2016, “Young General” Ian Green made a successful return to the ring in the Jeter Promotions card “Bulldog Brawl.” Green suffered a disappointing majority decision loss, the only of his career, in his first ring appearance of 2016. He and his team were determined not to let that happen again and wanted to keep the judges out of the equation.

Green’s opponent was the game veteran Gundrick King (18-16 11KO) from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He made the long trip to Virginia with the intentions of completely derailing Green’s plan of a knockout win. Round one saw Green using evasive ring movement and a disciplined jab to negate King’s come-forward offense. By round two, the feeling out process was over. Green stiffened his jab and often followed it with heavy body shots that seemed to sap the energy from his opponent. By round three, King’s offense was nonexistent. The body shots had obviously taken their toll, and the Young General’s jab prevented King from closing the distance. By this point, Green was throwing more hooks to the head and body, but King’s chin held. Round four was almost a mirror of the third, and it only seemed like a matter of time before King’s conditioning would give out. During round five, King attempted a last ditch effort, throwing heavy shots to try and turn the tide, but was met with a superior offense from Green. Green backed his opponent into the corner and unloaded heavy shots until the ref stopped the contest, scoring a TKO victory at 2:49 in round five.

I was able to ask Green and his team a few post fight questions before they left to travel back to New Jersey. Read more

Ian Green Stops by the Sportscast Radio Show to Discuss Most Recent Fight

Tonight we have a jam packed show of content to put into a two hour block.  Our guy Ian Green swings by after his fight on Wednesday to open the show, to talk his career, what’s next, who he has been watching, and more.  At 10:30, Cody Williams, from www.catcrave.com comes by to talk about The Carolina Panthers at Super Bowl 50.  11:00 pm, Daniel Lambert from www.gonepuckwild.com stops in as well to chat about the fluttering Minnesota Wild, and also some NHL All-Star Game chat.  We discuss AJ Styles first week in WWE, the impact of Shinsuke Nakamura jumping ship, talk the Sergey Kovalev vs Jean Pascal rematch, and also the aftermath with Adonis Stevenson coming into the ring.  We have a new Get To Know’em, Real MVP, and more.

Call in and chat, 1-347-857-1060.

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Scroll to 7:40 mark to hear Ian.

Green Suffers First Defeat; Moves to 8-1

On Wednesday night, DiBella Entertainment staged another installment of its popular Broadway Boxing series at New York City’s famed B.B. King Blues Club and Grill in midtown Manhattan in front of a passionate and lively crowd.

The 24-year-old Puerto Rican New Haven, CT, resident and featherweight contender Luis Rosa, 125½, challenged Mexican veteran German Meraz, 124¾, in a scheduled eight-round bout. Switching between his natural orthodox stance and southpaw throughout the opening frame, Rosa began digging left hooks to the body. He continued to apply pressure and land hooks downstairs weakening Meraz’s legs. The Mexican subsequently began slipping to the canvas throughout the ensuing rounds resulting in a point deduction in round five. It was also in that frame that Rosa felled Meraz with a devastating right uppercut. Rosa scored a second knockdown in the seventh en route to winning a unanimous decision on scores of 80-68 and 79-69 twice. Ranked #12 by the WBC, Rosa improved his resume to 22-0 (10 KOs) while Meraz dropped to 48-37-1 (29 KOs).

Bronx native Louis Cruz, 139½, and Michael Chudecki, 139, of Szamocin, Poland, each demonstrated tremendous heart as they sustained heavy artillery from their adversary in an eight-round back-and-forth slugfest. Cruz held control early on using a steady jab while bobbing and weaving out of harm’s way. However, as the rounds wore on, Cruz often went into a defensive shell against the ropes where Chudecki would unload his power shots. A point was deducted from Cruz in rounds four and five for fouls, with Chudecki also losing a point in the seventh after hitting Cruz while he was down from a slip. Behind on the scorecards, Cruz staged a tremendous comeback in round six, landing clean and hard hooks upstairs that staggered the Polish fighter. Chudecki returned fire in round seven, though Cruz exchanged with him as best he could. In the eighth and final stanza, Cruz unleashed damaging straight rights, uppercuts and left hooks. Chudecki ate all of Cruz’s leather and dominated the remaining 60 seconds, bringing the crowd to its feet. Chudecki was awarded the points victory with scores of 79-70, and 77-72 twice, improving his record to 11-1-1 (3 KOs). Cruz’s record is now 11-1 (5 KOs).

Popular Providence, RI, featherweight Michelle “Shelly” Vincent, 125¾, made her New York debut a successful one against Hungary’s Renata Domsodi, 124½, Budapest, earning a six-round unanimous decision. Vincent swarmed the Hungarian, who proved tough to withstand the rampant onslaughts of leather. Domsodi’s left hook made its presence known in round two letting Shelly know she was no pushover. Vincent kept the pressure on as the two fought shoulder-to-shoulder over the second half of the contest. After six rounds of action, all three judges scored the bout 60-54 in favor of Vincent via unanimous decision. Vincent upped her record to 16-0 (1 KO), while Domsodi fell to 12-8 (5 KOs). Following the bout, rival Heather Hardy entered the ring to help promote a potential matchup against Vincent in the near future.

Recent world title challenger Jerry Belmontes, 138½, Corpus Christi, TX, engaged Ukrainian junior welterweight Valentyn Golovko, 139½, Kharkov, in an evenly matched eight-round affair. Golovko held the advantage whenever he maintained a distance and was particularly effective with his overhand right. However, when the experienced and battletested Belmontes closed the gap, the contest featured thrilling exchanges and transformed into a battle of attrition. The judges tallied 76-76, 78-74 and 77-75 for Belmontes, who earned a majority decision to up his record to 21-8 (6 KOs). Golovko was handed his first defeat opposite 21 previous victories, including 14 knockouts.

Devaun Lee, 160, of Jamaica, Queens, and two-time New Jersey Golden Gloves champion Ian “Young General” Green, 160, Paterson, NJ, waged an exhilarating war for six rounds. Green dictated the pace at the outset, setting up power shots with a stiff jab, while Lee stayed on the outside looking for counters. Hooks to the body and head from Green followed in round two. However, with Green closing the distance, Lee found opportunities to land effective counter shots. The exchanges escalated in the third and fourth rounds. By the fifth, the tide had turned and it was Lee pumping a stinging jab at a tiring Green, who may have suffered a broken nose by this point. With fatigue setting on both determined fighters, Lee appeared to have the edge in the sixth and final round. Scorecards read 58-56 twice, and 57-57, awarding a majority decision to Lee to improve his record to 6-2 (3 KOs). Green tasted defeat for the first time as a pro, with his ledger dropping to 8-1 (6 KOs).

Returning to the ring for the first time since his draw against fellow light heavyweight prospect Travis Peterkin last August, Dominican Lenin Castillo, 175¼, needed just 42 seconds to impressively stop Brazilian knockout artist Marcelo Tavares, 173, Sao Paulo, now 8-1-1 (8 KOs). Castillo, a former amateur standout and 2008 Dominican Olympian, began hooking to the body then landed a right uppercut that slumped Tavares into the ropes where he stayed for the full count. Castillo improved to 13-0-1 (8 KOs).

Featherweight prospect Derrick Murray, 125¾, of Saint Louis, MO, improved to 12-0-1 (5 KOs), winning a six-round unanimous decision over a game Darryl Hayes, 125½, Houston, TX, now 5-6 (1 KO), on scores of 60-54 twice, and 59-53.

Ian Green Returns to the Ring in DiBella’s Broadway Boxing on Jan 27

Next Wednesday, January 27th, DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing series returns to the famed B.B. King Blues Club and Grill in midtown Manhattan with a nine-bout card. Headlining the event will be fast-rising super bantamweight contender Luis Rosa (21-0, 10 KOs) as he puts his undefeated record and WBC #12 world-rating on the line against tough Mexican veteran German Meraz (52-36-1, 30 KOs) in an eight-round junior featherweight matchup. Also appearing on the card in separate eight-round feature bouts will be undefeated prospects Louis Cruz (11-0, 5 KOs) and former Olympian Lenin Castillo (12-0-1, 7 KOs). Undefeated middleweight prospect Ian Green (8-0, 6 KOs) will also see action when he squares off against Queens-native Devaun Lee (5-2, 2 KOs) in a six-round middleweight attraction.

Catching Up with Ian Green

By Todd Creel: This past Saturday (November 14th 2015), I had the pleasure of attending a Jeter Promotions card featuring many up and coming pugilists. Among them, “Young General” Ian Green won his bout in impressive fashion with a first round knockout. While his opponent was nowhere near world quality, Ian showed impressive skills. I was able to have a few words pre- and post-fight with Ian regarding his preparation and future plans.

“Even when I don’t have a fight scheduled, we stay in the gym, I stay ready.” Ian responded when asked about preparation on short notice. The fight was scheduled a week earlier. “I keep my weight under control and try to stay within a few pounds of the limit.”

On the night of the fight, his opponent outweighed him by 15 pounds or more. Green wasn’t fazed by this weight discrepancy, showing a solid jab followed by body shots to keep his opponent at bay. Shortly thereafter, the outmatched fighter found himself on the canvas due to an accumulation of punishment, and unable to continue. The bout was halted at 2:04 in the first round.

“We are planning on stepping up in competition, this fight was to stay busy and get in some work in the meantime.” Green stated after the fight, “I want to work on my jab more, that’s important at the higher levels of competition.” He said, regarding improvements his team is working on in the gym, “We are conditioned to go the distance if necessary, but will take the knockout if it’s there.”

Green is scheduled to appear in under a month on December 11th against an opponent to be determined. His management team, New Jersey’s Kran Sports, plans to keep him active and build up his experience, and competition level.

Thank you for taking the time to read my article, please follow me on Twitter @TheGreatToddman, I would love to hear your opinions and talk boxing with you!

Prospects Score Wins In Springfield, VA

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside

Here are the results from the Jeter Promotions/RBA Promotions card Saturday at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA:

Bowie, MD heavyweight Luther “Lights Out” Smith scored an easy first-round knockout of debuting Malcolm Ware of Raleigh, NC. Ware was wild and reckless with his punches until he felt Smith’s power. Smith knocked Ware down twice before the bout was stopped at 1:29. Smith is 3-0, three KO’s all in the first round.

Welterweight Edgar “The Tiger” Torres stopped Aloric Carson of Indianapolis, IN at 2:37 of the second round. Torres dropped Carson twice during the contest with right hands before the bout was stopped. Torres is now 7-0-1, four KO’s while Carson is 0-9.

In an all-Pennsylvania battle, Rolando “Iron Man” Chinea of Lancaster won a six-round split decision over Christian “Quiet Riot” Steele of Philadelphia. Two of the judges seemed to favor the activity of Chinea as he threw a large volume of punches. Steele landed some solid shots throughout the contest but didn’t do enough to get the win. Judges Wayne Smith and Brian Costello saw the bout for Chinea 58-56 and 59-56 respectively while judge Eric Irizarry saw the contest for Steele, 58-56. Chinea bounces back from suffering his first pro loss in his last bout and his record is now 11-1-1, six KO’s. Steele’s record is now 4-18-2. Read more