“The Kannapolis Flash” Green won 56 of 63 professional fights. He forged an outstanding amateur boxing career, winning 35 AAU and Golden Gloves bouts. He was a four time AAU and Golden Gloves tournament champion before turning pro. Greene, a middleweight, often was forced to fight as a light heavyweight. Perhaps best known for a stirring seven-bout rivalry with Joe Lassiter, who is a 1991 inductee into the Carolinas Boxing Hall of Fame as well. The Green-Lassiter Rivalry resulted in three wins, three losses and one draw for each fighter. Greene, 66, lives in Kannapolis and is active in his church and an avid rabbit hunter.