Ahmed Elbiali Defeats Allan Green in LA
Los Angeles, CA (January 20th, 2019)– Allan Green, 33-6 with 22 knockouts, Tulsa, Oklahoma, who turned pro in 2002, was inactive between October 2013 and January 2018. Ring rust, advanced age and inactivity have a dramatic effect on speed and timing, and Green’s onetime talent was no exception. On January 14, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, Green, now a bloated cruiserweight, was knocked down in the first, second and third rounds and knocked out by a younger and stronger 18-1 Ahmed Elbiali, a Premier Boxing Champions fighter.
Trying to hold, and looking old, and fighting slow, Green’s hands were often low, and his footwork nonexistent, as he stood mostly in front of Elbiali and got exposed defenseless getting hit with headshot combinations full blast, overpowered by pinpoint uppercuts and overhand power rights. Like Muhammad Ali against Larry Holmes, Green looked like a Rolex watch with the internal clockwork missing. When the bout ended in the third round, it was a bitter end for a such a respected fighter. Elbiali landed 48 of 88 punches, a 55 percent scoring ratio, while Green landed just 7 of 61 punches, an 11 percent ratio. The numbers told the story of a fighter past his prime who had nothing left, whose skills were just memories. A game plan involves movement. Green had none, and just stood in front of Elbiali taking power sots until he fell. He should retire. 17-1 Egyptian fighter Elbiali has lost once, in 2017 to durable Jean Pascal, and is on the way up in the 175-pound division.
Result: Ahmed Elbiali KO 3 Allan Green (1:16)
Referee: Sharon Sands. Count waved with Green on the canvas. California rules KO.
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