U.S. Olympian Sadam “World Kid” Ali Keeps perfect record intact
BROOKLYN (Feb. 11, 2010) – The beat rolls on for 2008 U.S. Olympian Sadam “World Kid” Ali, who kept his perfect pro record intact last Saturday night in Newark, winning a unanimous 4-round decision against fellow Brooklyn welterweight Jason Thompson (5-5-1, 4 KOs).
Ali (5-0, 2 KOs) “pitched a shutout” against Thompson, winning by scores of 40-36 on all three judges’ scorecards. “Everything went okay,” the 21-year-old Ali reported. “I clearly won every round. I wasn’t expecting a sleeping opponent; he took punches and gave some back. It’s all part of the learning process. The plan is to learn something every fight and continue to improve. I was in the swing bout and had to wait a long time but that was alright because my fans were still there. All I wanted is for the people who support me to still be there and they were.”
Ali, the first Arab-American member of the U.S. Olympic Team, as well as the first New York City based member of the U.S. Olympic Boxing Team in 20 years, is next scheduled to fight March 12 against an opponent to be determined at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.