In a fight taken on less than a weeks notice, “Young General” Ian Green weathered an early storm to score a second round KO on Friday night.
His opponent, Khiary Gray (13-1 10KO), found a lot of success in the opening round, landing powerful punches that seemed to stun Green. Green tried to establish his jab early in the fight, but Gray’s offense seemed to nullify it. Going into the second round, Green stayed true to his jab and boxing fundamentals as Gray continued to pour on pressure. Gray abandoned his defense in favor of pressing the action. This proved to be a mistake, as Green threw a sharp left hook prying open Gray’s remaining defense and followed with a crisp right hand straight to the chin, knocking down his opponent for the first time in his career. Gray made it back to his feet, but Green continued landing heavy shots forcing the referee to stop the bout.
With the win, Green moves to 10 wins, 1 loss with 8 knockouts. The Young General showed his willingness to fight through adversity and commitment to his craft by weighing in at a career low 157 pounds for the fight. Green is scheduled for another tough middleweight bout on August 23rd against Kyrone Davis (10-1).