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'When Mohammed Ali's boxing career took off in the United States, he became an athletic pioneer who used his status as a platform for social change. Now, another boxer with the same last name is posed to blaze a new path for the Arab American community to follow.'
Nick Meyer - The Arab American News
- Born in Brooklyn on September 26 of1988, New York and raised there by Muslim, Yemeni-immigrant parents, Sadam has four sisters and welcomed his first brother on May 8. Ali began boxing at the Bed-Stuy Boxing Club in the neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant the age of eight, after being inspired by Yemeni-British boxing star "Prince" Naseem Hamed. He now represents 'SadamAli Boxing Club'.
- Ali was a Junior Olympic National Champion, a PAL National Champion, a U-19 National Champion, and a two-time New York City Golden Gloves Champion.
- In 2006, Ali won the National Golden Glove Championship in the feather-weight division at the age of 17. Ali then represented the United States at the 2006 World Junior Championships, where he won a bronze medal after losing in the semifinal round to eventual gold medalist Yordan Frometa of Cuba by a score of 41-39, in a bout in which two points were deducted from Ali because he was weaving too low.
- In 2007, Ali moved up to light-weight and again won the National Golden Glove Championship in his new division. Ali is only the second boxer to win it in two different weight classes in consecutive years in New York. Later that year, he was upset by Jerry Belemontes of Corpus Christi, Texas 13-12 in the quarterfinal round of the U.S. Boxing Championships. However, in August 2007, Ali defeated Belemontes and finished in first place in the lightweight division at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Houston, becoming the first boxer from
the five boroughs of New York City to win at the trials since Riddick Bowe in 1988. While this did not immediately qualify him to represent the United States in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, he became the sole American light-weight permitted to compete in three Olympic qualification tournaments to be held over the ensuing eight months, for one of the six berths allocated to lightweights from the Americas. Ali is the first Arab-American to represent the US in the Olympics.
- In his pro debut on January 17, 2009 he stopped Ricky Thompson in the first round. He then fought a month later on February 25, 2009 against Ralph Prescott and stopped Prescott in the second round.
- He finished up 2009 with two more victories over Bryan Abraham and Osvaldo Rivera.
- He started 2010 with his debut at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. He fought Jason Thompson and won a 4 round unanimous decision. A month later he went on to fight Jose Duran who he KO'd in the first round.
- On May 21, 2010 he went on to fight Martinus Clay with whom he won a unanimous decision.
- On July 16, 2010 he fought Julias Edmonds and he also made his ESPN2 TV debut. He stopped Edmonds in the third round to win a TKO 3. This was the first time that Edmonds was stopped in his career by his opponent.
- On August 21, 2010 Sadam took on Lenin Arroyo, who was only stopped once by hard punching Mike Alvarado. Sadam was winning on all three judge's scorecards before stopping the veteran Arroyo to score a 5th round KO.
- In his last bout on November 6, 2010 Sadam took on Gary Bergeron (12-6, 7 KO's) attacking him to the body with 10 left hooks to the body at one time. Sadam stopped Bergeron in the 2nd round.
- On December 9, 2010 Sadam finished off the year by fighting Manuel Guzman (7-9, 3 KO's) who has never been stopped. Sadam went the full 8 rounds with Guzman and dominated every round.
- On April 9, 2011 Sadam knocked down Javier Perez (8-4, 5 KO's) of Puerto Rico, twice before knocking him out for the count in the 3rd. Sadam dominated the fight with both his speed and power and overmatched his opponent throughout.
- On June 2nd, 2012, Sadam TKO's Franklin Gonzalez (15-10, 11 KO's) in the 8th round. Sadam fought great almost toying with his opponent for the first 7 rounds to please the home crowd.
- On October 27th, 2012, Sadam took out his 16th opponent in the 2nd round via knockout at the Aviator Center, Brooklyn.
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