Sadam Ali, one of the borough’s best known boxing up-and-comers, is a Brooklyn native of Yemeni descent. He started boxing at 8 years old. By 2007, at age 18, Ali had won 2 Golden Glove titles and was on his way to represent the U.S. at the Junior World Championship. That same year, Ali qualified for the Olympic team and, in 2008, became the first Arab-American to represent the U.S. at the Olympics.
Ali made his professional debut on January 17 of 2009. He defeated his opponent, Ricky Thomson by TKO in the first round. Later, in his 2010 televised fight against Julias Edmunds, Ali KO’d Edmunds in the third round. By the end of 2011, he had 11 consecutive wins on his professional record. With an unblemished record as an undefeated welterweight, Ali was signed to Golden Boy in 2013.
In November of 2014, he took down Juan Carlos Abregu in a WBO welterweight title fight. He won by TKO, after nine rounds of hard hitting action, including a 6th round knockdown of Abregu. W
Ali is still undefeated, with an amazing record of 23-0-0, with 13 of his wins by KO. His most recent W came April 25th, 2015 with a UD against Francisco Santana, which netted Ali the WBA International Welterweight title. The fight took place at Madison Square Garden, on the Klitschko/Jennings undercard.