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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.

BETHLEHEM, PA. (March 16, 2016) – Lightweight contender Ivan Redkach (19-1, 15 KOs) will face-off against Puerto Rico’s Luis Cruz (22-4, 16 KOs) in a 10-round headlining event on Tuesday, April 19 on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes from Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pa.

Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features a pair of exciting eight-round middleweight showdowns pitting top rising prospects and contenders. Brawling 160-pound prospect Immanuwel Aleem (15-0, 9 KOs) takes on Jonathan Cepeda (17-1, 15 KOs) while Delaware’s Kyrone Davis (10-0, 4 KOs) will face Dominican Olympian Junior Castillo (9-0, 9 KOs).

“I am really looking forward to headlining this event on April 19,” said Redkach. “I know that I have a strong opponent, but I am determined to impress the fans and show that I am ready to challenge the elite in my division. I’ve trained very hard and I’m ready to fight.”

“I plan on rejuvenating my career with this fight,” said Cruz. “This is an interesting fight and I’ve been training really hard. Redkach is a tough fighter, but it is nothing that I haven’t seen before. I want to get this big win. It’s now or never for me.”

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.

Interview begins at 9:10 mark.

Tonight we dive into the pro career of one “Young General” Ian Green, who comes onto our show as a 7-0 Middleweight with 5 K.O.’s.  Check him out at  With the aftermath from Golovkin vs Lemieux for the Middleweight Unification, this was a bonus to have one of the next up and coming fighters

After a challenging boyhood, Ian has found a clear direction to be the best boxer he can! With his father in prison for all of his childhood, Ian grew up with his mother and sister in the rough, low-rent and in-your-face city of Paterson, New Jersey. By the time he finished high school most of

By Todd Creel: In boxing (or life in general), time is the true champion. Time has knocked out more opponents than any boxer could ever hope to. Fighters age, their reactions become dull, their movements slow down, and they eventually have to face retirement. Fortunately, as time passes, we also have new and exciting fighters that rise through the ranks, ready to claim a spot among the greats.

I had the privilege of having a Q&A with one of these up and coming fighters, young middleweight prospect Ian “Young General” Green. At the time of this article, the 22 year old Green has a record of 7 fights; 7 wins with 5 by way of knockout.

Q: Are you originally from Paterson, NJ?

Green: Yes born and raised in Paterson.

Q: What does the city of Paterson mean to you?

Green: My city means everything to me. My city is a tough environment to grow up in which turned out to be a good thing in a way because it made me who I am today and it made me strong not only physically but most importantly mentally.

Q: When did you start boxing and how did you get involved in the sport?

Green: I started boxing around the age of 9. To be honest boxing kind of chose me. I grew up in the boxing gym with my uncle but I never boxed. I always found a way to get myself into trouble with the owner so it was either never go back to the gym or I start to box to prevent me from being a pain in the behind.

Q: Tell me about you amateur career. What was your record? Did you win any titles?

Green: I had a decent amateur career. My record was 41-9 out of 50 fights. I won the NJ golden gloves twice; in 2013 and 2014. I also won the diamond gloves in 2014 and the NJ State Championships 2013.