Sadam "Worldkid" Ali, the undefeated Canarsie boxer who became the first Arab-American to represent the United States in the Olympics in 2008, is bringing the fight home Saturday night.
Ali, 14-0 (8 KOs), will square off against Franklin Gonzalez, 15-9 (10 KOs), at the Aviator Sports Complex in Bay Ridge for the welterweight World Boxing Union title. The night's undercard will also feature four of New York's five boroughs: Zachary Ochoa of The Bronx, William Shammar Whitt and Melissa St. Vil of Brooklyn, Armin Mrkanovic and Steven Gamache of Queens, and Dinmukhamed Niyazov of Staten Island.
Doors open at 6 p.m., and the first bout takes place at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $50 to $150. For ticket-sale locations, visit Aviator Sports website.