Triple Boxing Header by Nadal Promotions March 26th in Hamilton Township, NJ! Ken Hissner (March 25, 2010) Doghouse Boxing
Anyone of the three showcased boxers in Omar Shieka, Terrance Cauthen and Ahmad Kaddour could headline the show as Nadal Promotions LLC returns with a full card of boxing at The Hamilton Manor, in Hamilton Township, New Jersey March 26th!
Promoter Nadal Abuhumoud spares no cost in putting on the three boxers all in 8 round bouts with 5 bouts added underneath. Shieka, 28-9 (19), is a 4 time world challenger who is looking for a return match with former IBF light heavyweight champion Glen Johnson who he defeated in 2000. “I hope to see Johnson re-gain the title and get a return match with him for the IBF light heavyweight title,” said Shieka. Johnson won an IBF eliminator last month over Yusaf Mack to get a crack at IBF champion Tavoris Cloud. Shieka has been in with the top names in the business besides Johnson like former champions Roy Jones, Jr., Simon Brown and top contender Thomas Tate. In addition he fought Joe Calzaghe, Jeff Lacy, Markus Beyer and Eric Lucas, all in title bouts. When asked who was the toughest Shieka replied, “they were all tough.” Then added, “in them I knew who I was against, but in Garrett Wilson, 7-3 (2), I have no idea which makes it a tougher fight.” From Palestine, Shieka is fighting out of Paterson. “Nadal was responsible for getting me my title bout with Lacy,” said Shieka. That was a controversial fight that could have gone either way.
Wilson has had a busy 10 fights in less than 2 years of boxing fighting out of Philadelphia. He had a 4 fight win streak broken in his last bout with 6:06 Puerto Rican Olympian Carlos Negron at Madison Square Garden in January over 6 rounds. This will be his first 8 rounder. He defeated New Jersey’s Alfred Kinsey last September in Atlantic City.
Cauthen, 33-6 (9) is a former Olympic bronze medalist out of Trenton who has been in and out of the light middleweight ratings. He is a former USBA, NABF and IBU champion. He has fought the likes of Paul Williams, Sechew Powell, Shamone Alvarez and unbeaten Canadian Antonin Decarie. He defeated former Olympian Dante Craig for the USBA title in 2006. Cauthen’s opponent from Sweden is Isam Khalil, 15-1-2 (9), with bouts in Hungary, United Kingdom, Germany, Finland and Spain. Like Cauthen, he is a southpaw, and turned professional in the US in 1999.
Kaddour, 21-2-1 (9), was born in Lebanon, moving to Denmark. “I was a Danish amateur champion, but couldn’t represent them in the 2000 Olympics because I wasn’t a citizen at the time,” said Kaddour. He won his first 18 fights in such countries as Germany, Italy, Wales, Hungary, Finland and the US. “I scored a 1st round knockout (Fontaine Cabell, 22-4-1) over HBO in 2004 and was the first boxer signed for the first The Contender Show and last one called,” said Kaddour. Though losing to Ishe Smith and Alfonso Gomez he would gain a lot of recognition. Starting with Maxwell Taylor, 12-1, he has since been unbeaten in 4 bouts included a draw that he reversed. “When I fought in Denmark in September I got the want to fight feeling back,” said Kaddour.
Kaddour’s opponent cannot be taken lightly in Jerome Ellis 12-10-2 (10), of the Bahamas. Over ESPN2 he defeated the former British champ Neil Sinclair. Last May he defeated Philly’s Jamaal Davis at the Blue Horizon. Ellis is a puncher and just like both Wilson and Khalil is a worthy opponent. The promoter is not picking 3 cream puffs for the main boxers.
Tickets are priced at $125 (VP with dinner), $80 (Ringside) and $50 General Admission. Doors open at 6:30pm with first bout scheduled to start at 7:30pm. The Hamilton Manor is located at 30 Route 156. Call 609-581-6782 for tickets.
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