Three generations of the Maine-native Gamache family will be in one corner on October 27 as unbeaten light middleweight Stevie Gamache (3-0, 1 KO) fights on the “Rising Olympian Star In The Big Apple” pay-per-view event, showcasing unbeaten 2008 U.S. Olympian Sadam “World Kid” Ali (15-0, 9 KOs), live from Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn, New York.
The 29-year-old Gamache will have his grandfather, Joe Sr., as his chief second and his father, two-time World lightweight champion Joey Gamache (55-4, 38 KOs) as an assistant trainer and cut-man. “It was a lot easier fighting than watching my son fight,” Joey said. “My father got Stevie into boxing. I was traveling all of the time. I took Stevie with me for my fights when I could, trips to France and California, and he got familiar with the sport that way. I see a lot of me in him; the trademark body punching, plus he has a good jab and knows how to box. We don’t have identical styles, he moves well.”
Stevie, who fights Jose Angel Ortiz (4-10-1) in a four-round bout on the Oct. 27th card, took seven years off from boxing, graduating from Berkley College in New York with a degree in business management. “Stevie weighed more than 200 pounds and I mentioned coming to the gym to work out,” Joey continued. “He did and wanted to fight, winning two fights in the Golden Gloves, and then he turned pro. Things have changed today where you see more school educated people in boxing.”
The Gamache family is well known at home in Lewiston, Maine. Stevie, who lives in Manhattan, is unable to build off of his last name there because professional boxing is banned in Maine. “It’s too bad because Stevie and two of my nephews, one a pro and the other an amateur, can’t work off my name back home,” Joey concluded. “There was no boxing action going on in Maine, but boxing shouldn’t have been banned there. I think boxing should have been put on hold, not banned, in Maine. It’s unfortunate because Stevie really wanted to fight in Maine.”
Chicago welterweight Jermaine “Too Sweet” White (17-5, 9 KOs) challenges 23-year-old Ali in the 10-round main event for the vacant International Boxing Organization (IBO) International 147-pound title. In 2008, Ali became the first Arab-American ever to represent the United States in the Olympic Games.
Tickets, priced at $150.00, $100.00 and $50.00, are on sale and available to purchase by calling 917.807.3630 or 917.655.5254 in Brooklyn and Queens, 718.744.8855 in Manhattan, or 201.914.9392 in Staten Island and New Jersey.
“Rising Olympian Star In The Big Apple,” presented by Sadam Ali’s World Kid Promotions, will be distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT on both cable and satellite pay per view via iN Demand, DISH Network and Avail-TVN for a suggested retail price of only $29.95.
For more information about “Rising Olympian Star In The Big Apple,” go online to www.SadamAliBoxing.com or www.integratedsportsnet.com.Sadam Ali can be followed on Twitter @realworldkidali.