Ali scored two knockdowns in the first two rounds.
Ali Scores Third Round TKO on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights
Newark, N.J. (Friday, July 16, 2010) – Prudential Center was his stage tonight, and New York welterweight Sadam Ali (8-0, 4 KOs) put on a Broadway performance in his live television debut. After two knockdowns in the first two rounds, Ali pounded opponent Julias Edmonds (7-8) onto the ropes in the middle of the 3rd round to score a TKO victory at the 1:14 mark.
In what was his first bout scheduled to go six rounds, Ali did not need half of that time to open the eyes of boxing fans around the world. From the onset of this fight, the Brooklyn native was landing some huge hooks, and his quickness made him virtually untouchable. In the first round, Ali did a great job of throwing some power punches while countering any attack from Edmonds with some slick combinations. He was the taller and bigger boxer in the ring, and he used that size to his advantage. At 1:15 of the opening frame, he knocked down Edmonds for the first time after landing a sharp right uppercut directly on the chin. Ali may have finished off his opposition in the first round had he not knocked out his mouthpiece towards the end of the frame, which allowed Edmonds some time to regroup.
In the second stanza, Ali continued his dominating night. He brought the fight in close, blocking all advances from Edmonds and retaliating with lighting fast combinations. Edmonds continued to come in on the former U.S. Olympian and leave his chin out, and Ali once again made his opponent pay by scoring a second round knockdown on a sharp left hand.
By the time of the third round’s opening bell, Ali decided it was time to put an end to the clinic. After knocking out Edmonds’ mouthpiece for a third time, he unloaded an absolute fury onto the Philadelphia native until he was bouncing on and off the ropes. Having seen enough after his mouthpiece flew for a fourth time, the referee in this bout waved off the attack.
When all was said and done, Ali had scored a TKO at 1:14 of the third round.
The next scheduled fight for Ali is a bout on Saturday, August 8th, when he steps between the ropes in his hometown of Brooklyn at the Aviator Complex. For more information on that card, visit www.havocboxingnyc.com.