Foregoing any amateur competition, Green fought approximately 50 professional bouts throughout the country in the late 1940s. Greene was ranked 10th in the United States in 1948 as a middleweight. He held the Southern Negro Middleweight Champion crown in 1947 and 1948. A main event fighter in the old Asheville City Auditorium, Greene was also featured on fight cards in Chicago, Cincinnati, Washington, and Louisville. Prior to his professional career, Greene joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 16, winning the middleweight Pacific Fleet Championship. During his career, he earned several regional championships.
In 1982, Greene was inducted into the Chamber of Echos, sponsored by the Asheville Optimist Clubs for his contributions to the growth and development of the city.