Tickets are now on for the October 27th pay-per-view event, “Rising Olympian Star In The Big Apple,” featuring undefeated welterweight prospect Sadam “World Kid” Ali (15-0, 9 KOs), a 2008 U.S. Olympian, live from Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn, New York.
Brownsville super middleweight Curtis “Showtime” Stevens (22-3, 16 KOs) has been added to the card in a eight-round bout against an opponent to be determined. Stevens is a former New York State light heavyweight champion who knocked out previously unbeaten Piotr Wilczewski (22-0) in the third round of their 2009 fight in Newark (NJ). A 2002 US National amateur champion, Stevens has also defeated world champion Carl Daniels.
The youngest boxing promoter in America, 23-year-old Ali was a highly-decorated amateur boxer who was a national champion in the Junior Olympics, Police Athlete League (PAL), Under-19 Tournament, as well as a two-time, two division New York City Golden Gloves champion. He became the first New York City boxer in 20 years, since Riddick Bowe in 1988, to earn a berth on the U.S. Olympic Boxing Team, and was the first Arab-American to ever represent the U.S. in the Olympic Games.
“Rising Olympian Star In The Big Apple,” presented by Sadam Ali’s World Kid Promotions, will be distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT on both cable and satellite pay per view via iN Demand, DISH Network and Avail-TVN for a suggested retail price of only $29.95.
Rising star Ali, fighting out of Brooklyn, is currently rated No. 8 by United States Boxing Association (USBA), as well as No. 12 by the North American Boxing Organization (NABO) and No. 15 by the North American Boxing Federation (NABF).
Ali, who won World Boxing Federation American welterweight title in his last fight in June versus Franklin Gonzalez (TKO8), takes on former Indiana State champion Jermaine “Too Sweet” White (17-5, 9 KOs), of Chicago, in the 10-round main event. Three of White’s career losses have been to world champions Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr., Anthony Peterson and Paul Spadafora.
Colombian cruiserweight Santander “The Demolition Man” Silgado (22-0, 18 KOs) puts his unbeaten record on the line against veteran Gary “Pit Bull” Gomez (19-13-2, 7 KOs) in the 10-round co-feature. Silgado, now fighting out of Brooklyn, is world rated at No. 11 by the World Boxing Association (WBA) and No. 13 by the World Boxing Council (WBC). A seven-time Colombian national champion, Silgado captured the World Boxing Council FECARBOX title by defeating Willie Herring this past March. Salt Lake City’s Gomez is a former WBC Continental Americas and Utah State champion. His most notable wins have been against Chad Van Sickle, who was 18-0-1 when Gomez defeated him by way of a 10-round decision, Rayco Saunders and Derrick Brown.
Newly crowned World Boxing Federation Intercontinental light middleweight champion Mike “El Cangri” Ruiz (17-7, 9 KOs) drops back to his natural welterweight division to face and opponent to soon be determined. Ruiz is coming off his 10th round TKO title-winning performance July 21 against hometown favorite Paul Delgado in Atlanta.
Also fighting on the undercard in four-round bouts against opponents to soon be announced are Brooklyn’s one-handed Michael Constantino, who will be making his pro debut after fighting in the NYC Golden Gloves Tournament; Maine light middleweight Steven Gamache (3-0, 1 KO), the son of former world champion Joey Gamache; Brooklyn light middleweight Shawn Cameron in his pro debut. Brooklyn bantamweight Jennifer Santiago meets Louisiana invader Ivana Coleman (0-1). All fights and fighters are subject to change.
Tickets, priced at $150.00, $100.00 and $50.00, are on sale and available to purchase by calling 917.807.3630 or 917.655.5254 in Brooklyn and Queens, 718.744.8855 in Manhattan, or 201.914.9392 in Staten Island and New Jersey.