Sadam Ali remained perfect as he thrilled a packed house at the Aviator Sports Complex when he took out Franklin Gonzalez in the eighth round of the Welterweight contest. That result was the perfect ending for Ali as it a was successful evening for Ali’s first promotion with his new company Worldkid Promotions.
Ali thrilled his legions of fans with a diverse attack as he used both hands and continued to back Gonzalez up. Ali had Gonzalez throughout the contest and finally was able to score a knockdown in round eight.
Ali closed the show in spectacular fashion as a thunderous combination that sent Gonzalez down for a second time and the bout was stopped at 2:22 of round eight.
With the victory, Ali captured the WBU America’s title.
“It was a great night and I just have to thank my fans”, said the 2008 U.S. Olympian.
“I wanted to get the knockout so bad for them and it was a fitting end to a great night”
Some of New York’s finest boxers were in attendance to support Ali such as WBA Welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi and 2012 U.S. Olympian Marcus Browne.
In the co-feature, Brooklyn’s Jennifer Santiago made a successful pro debut with a four round unanimous decision over Mikaya Nebal in a Super Bantamweight bout.
Steven Gamache of New York made it 3-0 with a four round unanimous decision over Willie Brown in a Jr. Middleweight bout.
Queens native Armin Mrkanovic stopped the game Daniel Pietch in the fourth round of their Cruiserweight bout.
In the opening bout it was a battle of pro debut’s that saw Brooklyn’s Akil Frederick stop Jamil Gadsen in a Middleweight bout.
8 Rounds—WBU Americas Welterweight title—Sadam Ali (15-0, 9 KO’s) TKO 8 over Franklin Gonzalez (15-10)
4 Rounds—Super Bantamweights—Jennifer Santiago (1-0) U DEC over Mikayla Nebal (0-2)
4 Rounds—Jr. Middleweights—Stevn Gamache (3-0) U DEC over Willie Bryant (0-4-1)
4 Rounds—Cruiserweights—Armith Mrkanovic (3-1, 2 KO’s) TKO 4 over Daniel Pietch (0-1)
4 Rounds—Middleweights—Akil Frederick (1-0, 1 KO) TKO 2 over Jamil Gadsen (0-1)