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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.

July marked the return to boxing action for the “Young General” Ian Green. After a busy start to his pro career where he won his first five fights Green took a short break in June to spend some well deserved time with his family. The tough veteran Lekan Byfield was all that stood in the way of Ian’s pursuit to move to 6-0 at the Empire Casino and Racetrack in Yonkers, NY on July 29th.

Ian was up to the challenge!  Fighting in the main event for the first time in his career he  utilized his lightening quick hands and feet to combat Byfield’s unorthodox style. Byfield had no answer for the Young General’s superior skills.  He tried to lure Green into a street brawl and used head butts and rabbit punches to try and slow down the younger fighter.  Ian did not fall into this trap.  He kept his composure and continued to land punches, eventually flooring Byfield with a body blow in the 5th round.  By the end of the fight the judges witnessed what the capacity crowd at the Empire City Casino had and awarded the Young General a unanimous victory which improved his record to 6-0 with 4 KO’s.

“This was the next step in Ian’s development as a complete fighter. He showed great maturity and composure by not letting it turn into a street fight and instead, used his superior boxing skills to walk away with his 6th win in 6 pro fights.”

JASON UMLAH, GENERAL PARTNER; KRAN SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MANAGEMENT

On July 4, 2015, “Young General” Ian Green made his national television debut on WABC (7) Sports Stars of Tomorrow.  Ian sat down with Joe McCann (@JoeMcCann3) to discuss how he hasn’t let a lifetime of setbacks keep him from him chasing his dream of becoming a world champion in the ring.  Check out the special that

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Jonathan Cepeda and the fellow members of Rock Steady Boxing got a special treat on Sunday when CNN showed up to do a special on this wonderful organization. Cepeda volunteers his time with Rock Steady Boxing whose mission is to improve the quality of life for people battling Parkinson’s disease through non-contact, boxing inspired fitness

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Kran Sports and Entertainment Management is proud to announce its sponsorship of Dwyke Flemmings, Jr and Zahir Salaam in their quest to win the National Silver Gloves Amateur Boxing Championship for 11yr olds. This year’s tournament will be held in Independence, Missouri from Feb. 5-7. There will be about 250 amateurs competing in this tournament

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