They say if you can make it in New York then you can make it anywhere. That’s the same New York mentality fighter Sadam Ali takes with him every time he steps into the ring. This past Saturday he was more than ready to step into the ring inside the historic Madison Square Garden as the local hero. Ali has not done enough to become a household name yet, but you couldn’t tell from the uproar he received from the home crowd Saturday night. This was his house and he wasn’t about to let nobody disrespect his house.
Ali has a stellar record of 22-0 with 13 KO victories. He was coming off a great victory against Luis Abregu. This past Saturday night he took on a very dangerous fighter in Francisco Santana. Santana was one of those fighters with nothing to lose. With a valiant performance even in a loss he would gain more fans. Santana has a very fan friendly style. He didn’t disappoint in his performance on fight night. Santana kept coming forward and ate a barrage of heavy combinations. Ali boxed beautifully around Santana but was never able to completely shut down his offense. That is what made this a great fight. Ali landed 196 punches and threw 588 total. His percentage was at 33%. He was more accurate then Santana but he was still able to land a lot more punches then expected. Santana was able to land 153 punches out of 788 total. He was only at 21% but he threw more punches then Ali. This proved that the fight was more competitive than the UD the judges gave to Ali.
Ali is a star in the making. With New York City heating up as a boxing town there should be plenty of star studed cards he can be apart of. I wouldnt be surprised if he doesn’t sign with Al Haymon in the next few weeks to maximize his marketing ability. Right now he is on the right path to a successful career.