Dave "Boy" Green
(born David Robert Green
on 2 June 1953) is a former British welterweight boxing
champion and businessman. Born in Chatteris
, a small fenland
town, he boxed as the "Fen Tiger".
In his youth at he was keen on football
but took up boxing in 1967 joining the Chatteris Amateur Boxing Club. His trainer was Arthur Binder who had taught Eric Boon
, a famous local boxer. In 1969, Green won the National Federation of Boys' Clubs championship. Green had 105 amateur contests winning 74 with 33 inside the distance.
In 1974, Green turned professional under the guidance of Andy Smith his manager. It was the same year (26 October 1974) he married Kay Curson of Sutton.
British Lonsdale Belt
On 1 June 1976, Green entered the ring in a tiger-skin dressing-gown to win the British light-welterweight
Championship (Lonsdale Belt
) against Joey "The Jab" Singleton
of Liverpool with powerful hooks to the head and body.Fen Tiger The Success of Dave "Boy" Green
Lonkhurst, B: Potters Bar, BL Associates, 2004 ISBN 0-9540271-2-4 Though receiving stinging jabs all the while. Singleton was the better boxer, but Green's power began to show. The crowd wanted Green to deliver his "muck spreader" punch but his boxing lead to a retirement in 6th round.
First European title
On 7 December 1976 Green took on the Pride of Paris Jean-Baptiste Piedvache for the European light... Read More