Mitch Green

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Mitch Green

Former American boxer add

Category: Boxing

Born in 1957.

Countries: United States (67%), Jamaica (17%), (17%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Tony Tubbs, Heavyweight, Mike Tyson

Linked to: International Boxing Federation, World Boxing Association, World Boxing Council, NBC

 

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Mitch Green was born in 1957 add something


1976

Green defeated Anthony Zampelli to win the 1976 title add something

 

Green won the 1976 Sub-Novice Heavyweight Championship and the 1977, 1979 and 1980 Heavyweight Open Championships add something


1977

In 1977 Green defeated Guy Casale for the title add something

 

In 1977 he won the title by KO in round one over Calvin Cross and again in 1979 by a decision over William Hosea add something


1978

He suffered a decisive cut loss in the 1978 tournament, preventing him from winning a fifth Golden Gloves title add something

 

In amateur competition Green lost bouts to future world champions Greg Page and Tony Tubbs, though he did manage to beat Tubbs in the 1978 Sports Festival add something

 

Mitch lost against Russian boxing great Igor Vysotsky in a 1978 matchup, and was considered a prospect for the 1980 Olympic Games , but the U.S. boycotted the event, and Green lost to Marvis Frazier in the quarterfinals of the Olympic Trials that year add something


1979

In 1979 Green defeated Ralph Fucci for the Championship and in 1980 Green defeated Merlin Castellanos for the title add something


1983

Mitch was undefeated in his first sixteen bouts, which included a 1983 points win over the rugged Floyd "Jumbo" Cummings, and a draw with trialhorse Robert Evans add something


1985

Mitch was scheduled to fight James Broad for the NABF title in 1985, but dropped out of the fight for money reasons add something

 

His first loss was a twelve round decision to future WBC champ Trevor Berbick in a bid for the United States Boxing Association title on August 10, 1985 add something


1986

After a comeback win over Percell Davis he lost a ten round decision to Mike Tyson in 1986 on HBO, in his most famous fight add something

 

Green had been scheduled to box James "Bonecrusher" Smith in December 1986 on the undercard of the Tim Witherspoon- Tony Tubbs world heavyweight title fight add something


1988

He is best known because of a 1988 street fight with Mike Tyson add something

 

The high point was an incident that began in the early hours of August 23, 1988 in Harlem add something


1990

Throughout the 1990s, "Blood" would sporadically come out of retirement, most notably in bids for the New York State heavyweight title, against fringe contenders Melvin Foster in 1994 and Brian Nix in 1998 add something


1993

He finally returned to the ring in February 1993, now aged 36, against journeyman Bruce Johnson add something


1996

A March 1996 contest with Shannon Briggs fell apart when Green pulled a gun on his manager add something


1998

A 1998 win over Mike Dixon was ruled a 'no contest' when Green tested positive for marijuana add something


2002

He won the World Boxing Empire Super-Heavyweight Title with a twelve round decision over Danny Wofford on March 9, 2002, and was proclaimed the Universal Boxing Organization Heavyweight Champion on June 24, 2005 add something


2005

His last fight was a fourth round knockout of Billy Mitchem on August 2, 2005 add something