The WorldÆs only Arab Heavyweight Ali Adams made a spectacular return to the ring, following his points defeat by Matt Skelton at the Matchroom Sports Prizefighter – Heavyweights 4 back in October, by knocking out BatterseaÆs fighting fireman Nick Okoth. On Monday evening the Heavyweight bout featuring Ali Adams and Nick Okoth headlined a four fight Dinner Show, held in a magnificent marquee set up in CoramÆs Field in Bloomsbury..
The first round mainly consisted of the former gym mates more or less doing a hard sparring display rather than an out and out fight. Round two though was a totally different fight as Okoth stepped things up and went hard on the offensive. Adams responded with some good stiff jabs to keep the ever advancing Okoth at bay. About thirty seconds or so in to the round Okoth tried to rough up Adams and in doing so left himself open for the big Kensington based Iraqi to throw a big left hook over the top to send Okoth crashing to the deck.
Following his return to the Ultrachem TKO gym today Adams spoke of the win. ôIt was a good experience and IÆm happy to get the win. It was a real good punch. IÆm happy Nick is OK because he is a good friend of mine.
People now see IÆm more and more aggressive. I will go and destroy anybody in the ring. IÆve got to go and do the business. Boxing is a fighting game you know.ô
TKO supremo Johnny Eames, who trains Adams, then gave his view of the superb win. ôIt was a really good performance by Ali Adams on Monday night. Just the performance he needed after his disappointment at Prizefighter. It showed what we all suspected he had , heÆs got punching power. HeÆs lacked a little bit of self belief. Hopefully weÆre getting him there with it now.
Who knows with Heavyweights there always just one punch away from winning or losing. Maybe this is the return for Ali winning. LetÆs hope so.ö