Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – Paterson, New Jersey native Ian “Young General” Green pulled off a career-defining upset win over previously undefeated Khiary Gray Pitts last Friday on Showtime’s ShowBox, but the humble and soft-spoken 22-year-old is ready for bigger things going forward.
Green (10-1, 8KO’s) scored a brilliant second-round KO over Pitts courtesy of a nasty right over the top that simply caught his unsuspecting opponent of guard. What is more amazing about the win, is that Green took the fight on four day’s notice and he weighed in at 157lbs — the lowest of his career, but was never deterred after a rough opening round.
But, the quiet but confident boxer from the mean streets of Paterson was ready to fight, kept himself in great shape, and took advantage of a life-changing opportunity.
After the thunderous blow, Gray was visibly hurt and took his time getting back to his feet. He tried to hold on for the final 20 seconds of the round, but referee Arthur Mercante Jr. stepped in and wisely halted the action at 2:50 of the stanza as the relentless Green unloaded with his opponent pressed against the ropes and defenseless.
“I knew I had to get him out of there,” Green said to JMB Thursday.
He is tentatively scheduled to fight in late August, but that is not confirmed.
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