Ali is undefeated in four professional fights.
Ali to Fight Jason Thompson on February 6th at Prudential Center
Brooklyn, N.Y. (Thursday, January 21, 2010) – Junior Welterweight Sadam Ali (4-0, 2 KOs) is quickly moving up the boxing pipeline since turning professional just over a year ago in a devastating first round knockout of Ricky Thompson. Ali has stayed busy since scoring that first win, and he will take his perfect record into the ring against Jason Thomspon (5-4-1, 4 KOs) at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, fighting on the undercard of the February 6th Tomasz Adamek-Jason Estrada bill.
Ali was born in Brooklyn, New York, and he began training at the age of eight years old at the Bed-Stuy Boxing Club after “Prince” Naseem Hamed inspired him to lace up his boots. He immediately felt at home in the ring and quickly picked up his new craft. As an amateur fighter, Ali was a Junior Olympic National Champion, PAL National Champion, U-19 National Champion, and he was twice a New York City Golden Gloves Champion.
Ali won the 2006 National Golden Gloves Championship in the featherweight division, and he then went on to win the Bronze Medal while representing the United States at the 2006 World Junior Championships. The following year, he moved up in weight class to the lightweight division and again won the National Golden Gloves Championship. The Brooklyn native was only the second fighter to win back-to-back championships in two different weight classes.
With the 2008 Olympic Games on the horizon at that point, Ali began to focus on representing the USA in Beijing. He finished first place in the lightweight division at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Houston, becoming the first New York City boxer to win the trials since heavyweight Riddick Bowe did it in 1988. Ali then finished second in the AIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament to officially insert himself into the 2008 Olympic roster. He eventually suffered a decision loss to Georgian Popescu of Romania in Beijing.
Following the Olympics, Ali became a professional fighter and needed only 1:42 to score the win in his debut against Ricky Thompson in Biloxi, Mississippi. Since then, he has taken victories over Ralph Prescott, Bryan Abraham and Osvaldo Rivero to set up his upcoming bout with Jason Thompson.
Tickets for the card at Prudential Center are available now by logging onto the official website of Prudential Center at www.PruCenter.com.