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APR 19, 2016 BY LEM SATTERFIELD In an action-packed, 160-pound bout from the Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Immanuwel Aleem (16-0, 9 KOs) dominated from start to finish Tuesday night to remain undefeated with a unanimous decision over Jonathan Cepeda (17-2, 15 KOs), who pressed through the punishment as he fought back to

In a good action fight in which both fighters were on the deck, Ivan Redkach came on strong in the homestretch to garner a draw vs. Luis Cruz. The 10-round lightweight contest was the main attraction on the April 19 “Toe to Toe Tuesdays” card, a Premier Boxing Champions promotion at the Sands Events Center

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.

Catching Up with Ian Green

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 by

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

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.

t600-Boxing Beach Haven 7By RICK MELLERUP | Sep 30, 2015

Boxing By the Beach, an evening of eight professional matches under a big top that was set up in Veteran’s Park in Beach Haven on Saturday, Sept. 26 was somewhat reminiscent of the nearby Surflight Theatre, which used to promote itself as “Broadway on the Beach.” The two-hours-plus display of the “sweet science” was vastly entertaining but, unfortunately, apparently not a financial success.

The night’s lineup wasn’t up to the standards of even the undercard of a big pay-per-view event, despite its pay-per-view like prices (tickets ran from $50 to $125). There were no champions on display; in fact, there were no ranked contenders in the ring.

But there were some pretty good boxers, such as Thomas “Cornflakes” Lamana of Millville, a middleweight who upped his record to 18-1 in the night’s main event by earning a sharp unanimous decision over Albany, New York’s Ayi Bruce “Lee,” who came into the match with a respectable 23-10 record that included 15 knockouts. Then there was an Olympian, Meng Fanlong, a 27-year-old light heavyweight from Inner Mongolia who fought for China in the 2012 London Games. There was a local favorite, Little Egg Harbor’s “Brutal” Brendan Barrett, a six-time MMA heavyweight champ who was switching to boxing as well as making his first foray into promotion via a new company, HITM (History In The Making) Promotions. Finally, there was a real prospect, a 25-year old welterweight from Monmouth by the name of Dustin “White Tiger” Fleischer. More, much more, on him later.

The fights were sanctioned by the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board (NJSACB), the regulatory agency that licenses and supervises all contests and exhibitions of “unarmed combat,” professional or amateur, in the Garden State, including mixed martial arts and kickboxing as well as boxing. Its chairman is Larry Hazzard Sr., a three-time New Jersey Golden Gloves champ who became a referee and was the third man in the ring for over 40 world title fights, and is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Ian Green Impressive Again; Moves to 7-0

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 by

The “Young General” Ian Green improved his professional record to 7-0 with 5 KO’s on Saturday September 26, 2015. Fighting on the H.I.T.M card in Beach Haven, NJ Green took on K Lon Spencer in the much anticipated “Boxing by the Beach” event. The “Young General” did not disappoint his loyal fans who flooded the venue wearing their red “Young General” T-shirts which were provided by PG Sports.

Famed ring announcer David Diamante’s introduction of Green was met by a raucous ovation from the crowd.  It was clear who these New Jersey fans had come out to see!

Green spent the opening rounds of the fight firing his piston like jab and ripping hooks to Spencer’s body.  His jab found a steady home on Spencer’s face which was swollen and bloodied by the end of round two.  Still, the Texas native Spencer continued to fight and move forward but Green was too much.  The “Young General” imposed his will on Spencer in the fourth round.  A thunderous left hook to the body crippled Spencer who was soon knocked to the canvass by a sharp left hook to the head.  Spencer was unable to climb to his feet and Green had delivered the impressive knockout his fans came to see.

“Ian made great progress in his development. He showed tremendous poise and patience. He slowly broke his opponent down and took him out.”


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.”


Middleweight Ian Green Wins Main Event at Empire City Casino Yonkers By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent-Ringside *Photo Credit: Robert Brizel, Real Combat Media Yonkers, NY (July 30th, 2015)– In the main event of a six bout card at Empire City Casino Yonkers Raceway in Yonkers, New York, promoted by Guy DiPietro’s