Monday, April 7, 2014
Ali, Ochoa, Brown on D.C. card
By Dan Rafael
Unbeaten welterweight Sadam Ali, a 2008 U.S. Olympian from Brooklyn, N.Y., will be one of the boxers featured in the nontitle bouts that Golden Boy Promotions announced Monday for the undercard of its April 19 (Showtime) card at the DC Armory in Washington, D.C.
The three top fights are world title bouts: the Bernard Hopkins-Beibut Shumenov light heavyweight title unification match, welterweight titlist Shawn Porter defending against former titleholder Paulie Malignaggi and middleweight titlist “Kid Chocolate” Peter Quillin in a defense against Lukas Konecny.
Ali (18-0, 11 KOs) will meet Jeremy Bryan (17-3, 7 KOs) of Paterson, N.J., in a scheduled 10-round bout that will be featured on the Showtime Extreme telecast.
Also scheduled for the Showtime Extreme portion of the card are Brooklyn’s Zachary Ochoa (6-0, 3 KOs) against Puerto Rico's Hector Marengo (6-7-4, 4 KOs) in a four-rounder and light heavyweight Marcus Browne (9-0, 7 KOs), a 2012 U.S. Olympian from Staten Island, N.Y., against an opponent to be determined in an eight-rounder.
In one of the nontelevised fights, middleweight prospect Dominic Wade (14-0, 10 KOs) of Largo, Md., who recently signed with powerful adviser Al Haymon, faces Marcus Upshaw (15-11-2, 7 KOs), of Jacksonville, Fla., in an eight-round fight.