SADAM ALI GETS JOB DONE AS BOXER AND PROMOTER
Jermaine White punks out of main event; Ali finds and beats replacement
Sadam Ali KO2 Ronnie Warrior... Congratulations to Sadam Ali for a job well done as both a boxer and a promoter. The 2008 U.S. Olympian improved to 16-0 by stopping late replacement Ronnie Warrior, Jr. (13-8-1, 4 KOs) in the second round of a self-promoted show in Brooklyn, New York. Ali, a welterweight, took control in the opening round. He dropped Warrior midway through the second with a short left, and finished him off with a perfectly thrown right at 2:59. Ali said after the fight, "I'm trying to get better opponents but sometimes fights fall out (Ali's original opponent Jermaine White refused to get on the plane to New York and was replaced by Warrior on two days notice). The better fighters cost a lot of money and I'm not in that position yet. [But] I'm ready to step up. I want to keep my promotional company going, enhance my career and stay busy. I also want to help other fighters because I know how hard it is getting fights without a promoter." Boxingtalk salutes Ali for his efforts.
Ramadan Yasser W6 Tim Johnson ... Three-time Egyptian Olympian Ramadan "Holy Man" Yasser (8-0, 5 KOs) engaged in an old-fashioned brawl with Philadelphia cruiserweight Tim Johnson (4-2, 2 KOs). Yasser, who now lives in New York City, dropped Johnson in the first and fifth rounds en route to unanimous six-round decision.
Santander Silgado W8 Joell Godfrey... Cruiserweight champion Santander "Cha-Cha" Silgado (23-0, 18 KOs) defeated another late replacement, Joell Godfrey (15-9-1, 6 KOs) for the second time in two months. Silgado won an eight-round decision over Godfrey this past August and repeated that outcome in the Brooklyn co-feature. Godfrey has never been stopped in 25 professional fights.
Michael Costantino TKO2 Nathan Ortiz... Cruiserweight Michael Costantino, who was born without a right hand, won his pro debut by second-round technical knockout of Nathan Ortiz (0-3). Costantino hurt Ortiz with several strong lefts until Ortiz, turned his back, signaling his corner that he didn't want to continue fighting.
UNDERCARD: Manhattan light middleweight Stevie Gamache (4-0, 1 KO) kept his unbeaten record intact, taking all four rounds from a game Jose Angel Ortiz (4-11-1, 1 KO). Gamache is trained by his father, two-time, two-division world champion Joey Gamache... Brooklyn bantamweight Jennifer Santiago (2-0) pitched a shutout, winning all four rounds against Ivan "Boo Boo" Coleman (0-3)... Light middleweight Shawn Cameron (3-0, 2 KOs) won a battle of Brooklyn fighters with a four-round decision over Mamadou Doumbia (1-1). source for all results: World Kid press release