“Kassim the Dream” Dreams Of Another World Title

Posted September 29th, 2010 at 1:42 pm (UTC-4)
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Our Reigning Prince of Pugilistics,” Nnamdi “Hollywood” Moweta, says Ugandan boxer Kassim “The Dream” Ouma “is in the driver’s seat” when it comes to getting another world title shot after his recent victory over American Joey Gilbert in Reno, Nevada.

The 31-year-old Ouma (27-7, 17 KOs), a former child soldier in Uganda, stopped Gilbert in the sixth round in Reno, Nevada, to win the NABA middleweight title.  That’s not one of the big championship belts in prizefighting, but it should boost Ouma’s confidence after some recent losses.  Nnamdi says several of these defeats were close and controversial, especially a 10-round loss by decision to unbeaten American Vanes Martirosyan in Las Vegas in January.

Kassim the Dream” achieved his dream of being a world champion fighter in 2004, when he beat American Vernon Phillips to capture the IBF junior middleweight title.  He then made a successful first title defense against Ghana’s Kofi Jantuah in 2005, but later that year lost the belt to the Russian Roman Karmazin.

In 2008, an award-winning documentary titled “Kassim the Dream” was released about Ouma’s life.

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One response to ““Kassim the Dream” Dreams Of Another World Title”

  1. Kassim,has been a living inspiration as far as boxing is concerned.Kudos Kassim.All the best.

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