Milton Bruno Green, 65, left us on May 21, 2021 with his family by his side in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Milton Green was born April 5, 1956 in Selma Alabama to union of Isseal Green and Pastor Lillie Mae Green, DD. He was the oldest of nine children from that union.
Milton attended grade school in Covington, Kentucky and in 1972 graduated from Akins High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. He also took some business courses. Milton married Tina Marie Coleman on February 14th 1986 to this union they were blessed with a daughter, Imani.
Beside his family, he loved boxing. Milton had developed a reputation as a fighter. He liked to train hard at times giving his combination punches on the bag in his garage. They called him by his middle-name “Bruno” because he was big, solid and could take a punch as well giving a hard punch. His fist would punch you like an alley brick. Milton’s career in boxing never fully developed into a pro boxer. But he never gave up his love of boxing and his great knowledge of boxing. However, he had an opportunity to meet and surround himself at times with great fighters such as Sugar Ray, Muhammad Ali, Evander Holyfield, Joe Frazier, Mike Tyson, Tony Tubbs and Aron Pryor. Milton met promotors Don King and Bob Arum in New Jersey
Milton started his business in 1986 called Green International Boxing LLC. He trained and promoted young fighters in amateur fights throughout Tristate Area of Ohio and aboard. He had an opportunity to introduce and train his younger brother Mark into amateur fights. He had a wild ideal to privately train his only sister at age 16 in his garage. When their mother found out that came to an end.
Milton merged Green International Boxing into Green International Construction. Milton realized how young people in the community needed work and to get them off the street. He helped young or anyone who needed work. Milton sponsored Dayton Kroc Center’s basketball team to help the youth. He enjoyed 1970s black movies, vacations, horse racing, shooting pool, playing chess, skating, bird watching, and liked shepherd collie dogs. He loved a wide variety of music from jazz to hip hop such as Earth, Wind and Fire and Sugar Hill Gang.
Milton Green leaves to cherish his legacy of his daughter Imani Green, his only beloved Tina Green, brothers Emmanuel, Evans, Larry, Mark and sister Sherry Sadler; and host of nephews and nieces Ollist, DeAngelio, Ashley, Mark Jr, Isaiah, Andrew, Damien, Makayla, Evans Jr, Maria, Terry Jr, Ronald Jr, and great-grand nephews Major, Malike, Marke, Jamarko and host of other families and friends. Milton preceded from this life to be joined together again with his parents Isseal Green and Pastor Lillie Mae Green; his brothers Mike, Ronald and Terry.