Mitch Green


Mitch Green was born in Augusta, Georgia, United States on January 13th, 1957 and is the Boxer. At the age of 67, Mitch Green biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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January 13, 1957
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Augusta, Georgia, United States
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Mitch Green Life

Mitch Green (born January 13, 1957) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1980 to 2005.

He is best known for going the distance with Mike Tyson (20-0, 19 KOs), who was undefeated in 1986, and for his later street brawl with Tyson in 1988.

A toothpick dangling between his lips became his trademark at any public appearance.

Early years

Green grew up in the Bronx on 175th St. between Anthony and Clay Aves. "I was shot twice when I was 17. But it had to have been the will of God that I wasn't hurt" said Green. The first time Green was shot it was with a .22 magnum. The bullet passed through his right wrist, but the slug missed arteries, bones and nerves and Green was fighting again a few weeks later. The second time he sustained a graze wound, when a slug slashed the right side of his head, leaving a short, puffy scar. Ironically, it was the gunfights that led Green to less lethal boxing. Later he moved to Jamaica, Queens, where he reportedly quarreled with another Jamaica resident and talented amateur boxer Carl Williams.

Green attended DeWitt Clinton High School while employed as a security guard.

Personal life

Green was involved in street gangs during his youth, and became a gang leader with the New York City based The Black Spades.


Mitch Green Career

Amateur career

He competed in the New York Golden Gloves four times (1976, 1977, 1979, and 1980), amassing a record of 64 wins and 7 losses, with 51 winning by knockout. Green won the 1976 Undergraduate Heavyweight Championships as well as the 1977, 1979, and 1980 Heavyweight Open Championships. Green defeated Anthony Zampelli to win the 1976 title. Green defeated Guy Casale for the title in 1977. Green defeated Ralph Fucci for the Championship in 1979, and in 1980, Green defeated Merlin Castellanos for the title. In the 1978 tournament, he suffered a decisive cut, dispreventing him from winning his fifth Golden Gloves crown.

He was also a two-time Intercity Golden Gloves champion. He won the title by KO in round one over Calvin Cross in 1977 and again in 1979 over William Hosea.

Mitch lost in 1978 against Russian boxing legend Igor Vysotsky in a 1978 matchup, but the United States boycotted the tournament, and Greenshocked Marvis Frazier lost in the Olympic trials that year. He did, however, beat perennial challenger Woody Clark in the Eastern Regionals finals.

Green lost bouts with future world champions Greg Page and Tony Tubbs, but he did manage to beat Tubbs in the 1978 Sports Festival. He also lost to Alfonzo Ratliff, the future cruiserweight champion, in a 1980 New York-Chicago intercity matchup, surprisingly.

Green was a student at the United Block Association Gym in New York City. He had been working as a security guard at the time.

Green was ranked #5 in the United States by the end of 1979, the highest amateur heavyweight standings in the United States. Amateur Boxers and Coaches Association. He has left his career to devote a whole week to the 1980 Olympics. "I'm really getting it together." "I'm taking time out so I can just think about boxing," he said. He moved to Tennessee, where he sparred with WBA world heavyweight champion John Tate, and Washington, D.C., where he trained with Sugar Ray Leonard's trainer Dave Jacobs. "I want to go pro right after the Gloves." I had hoped to go to the Olympics, but you know, give those Russians a little bit of New York. "I'll now see if I can make it work," Green said.

Professional career

Green became a pro in 1980 after signing a deal with Shelly Finkel, whom he met at the 1979 New York Golden Gloves. Green, a professional, was one of NBC's "Tomorrow's Champions" (a group of Finkel's youth professionals, which also included Alex Ramos, Tony Ayala Jr., Donald Curry, and Johnny Bumphus) and was ranked as one of the top ten by the World Boxing Council, as one of the top ten, and also in the top ten by the World Boxing Association. After a year as a pro, Finkel was fired by a dispute over payoffs. Carl King, the son of Don King, who was Green's promoter, was in charge of his son.

Mitch was undefeated in his first sixteen bouts, which included a 1983 win over rugged Floyd "Jumbo" Cummings and a draw with trial horse Robert Evans. Trevor Berbick, the future WBC champion in a fight for the United States Boxing Association crown, was denied in his first defeat on August 10, 1985.

Green sparked a pre-fight press conference for the Larry Holmes vs. David Bey championship fight in March 1985, claiming that he was a better candidate than Bey and calling for a confrontation with Don King's people.

He lost a ten-round tie to Mike Tyson in 1986 on HBO in his most awaited fight since comingback victory over Perpet Davis. Green had argued bitterly of the financial differences between him and Tyson a day before the fight, at weigh-ins, learning that he was being charged $30,000 in comparison to Tyson's $200,000 for fighting alone + $1 million for a live broadcast of 3 fights. He threatened to drop out of the competition, eventually deciding that he'd be released from his reign with King's stepson Carl in exchange for his short purse. Despite losing a ten-round unanimous decision, Green put up a good show throughout the competition, and at one point managed to knock one of Tyson's gold teeth out, landing in front of writer Phil Berger.

Green was fired from his deal by boss Carl King, who had been chastised by Green for mishandling his career last week.

Green was later scheduled to face James "Bonecrusher" Smith in 1986 as part of a Don King-produced event for HBO from Madison Square Garden. Green and Smith were due to compete in the WBA championship rematch against former champion Tony Tubbs, from whom Witherspoon had wrested the title 11 months earlier. After Tubbs withdrew a reported illness, Witherspoon gave Smith, whom he had defeated in a twelve-round decision in 1985 to receive the shot at Tubbs, a rematch with the title on the line; Green was left out of the match as a result; since a replacement opponent was not found, a replacement opponent was not found. Green appeared at the Witherspoon-Smith pre-fight talks later in the evening, threatening Don King once more.

Green refused to box for many years, and the company was in constant danger of being banned from doing so. He returned to the ring in February 1993, but against journeyman Bruce Johnson aged 36. Green refused to punch any people and his new boss until the referee interrupted the bizarre contest in the third.

Green came out of retirement in the 1990s, most notable in fights for the New York State heavyweight title against fringe rivals Melvin Foster in 1994 and Brian Nix in 1998. When Green tested positive for marijuana, a 1998 victory over Mike Dixon was declared a "no contest." Shannon Briggs' match in March 1996 crumbled when Green pulled a gun on his boss.

In 1985, Green was supposed to face James Broad for the NABF championship, but decided against it due to money issues.

An older Green, who came late in his career, has won two spurious championships. He triumphed the World Boxing Empire Super Heavyweight Championship with a twelve-round decision over Danny Wofford on March 9, 2002, and was named the Universal Boxing Organization Heavyweight Champion on June 24, 2005. He never defended either position or gender. Billy Mitchem's last match was a fourth-round knockout on August 2, 2005.