Boxing news, results, rankings, schedule and more. Boxing News -- 24 hours/day - Reload often! | UPDATED TODAY
editor@fightnews.com Continuously updated all day, every day!
Home Boxing Schedule Boxing Rankings Boxing Links Boxing Results Español Fightnews Team


Boxing News

Nedal inks Kaddour…again

By Rick Scharmberg

Former “Contender Season One” star Ahmed “Babyface” Kaddour (21-2-1, 9 KOs), of Aarhus, Denmark has signed a standard three-year deal with promoter Nedal Abuhumoud, of New Jersey. Kaddour recently returned to the ring after nearly three years with a decision over Mike Ermis on September 9, 2009 in Denmark. Nedal is also making a comeback after a year out of the sport due to the illness and subsequent passing of his father. Nedal initially brought Lebanon-born Kaddour to the USA back in 2003.

Kaddour was brash and unbeaten at (18-0) when he first appeared on “The Contender”. He immediately got into a conflict of personalities with fellow contestant Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith. Kaddour trash-talked Ishe at every turn and Smith responded by taunting Kaddour during a sparring session.

Smith and Kaddour drew high ratings, which led to a show-down that Smith won with a hard fought decision.

Kaddour was eliminated, but was voted back — based on his effort against Smith – by his fellow fighters after another contestant, Juan De La Rosa, dropped out of the competition. Ahmed went on to drop a decision to Alfonso Gomez in the next round.

“Ahmed was twenty-one years old when I first brought him here,” said Nedal. “He’s twenty-eight now, and has matured a lot since then. He’s colorful and he likes to talk.”

The two losses in The Contender, along with a since avenged draw with Jesus Felipe Valverde, are the only blemishes on Kaddour’s record.

“The year 2010 is a new year for us,” stated Nedal. “I brought Kabary Salem to fight Joe Calzaghe, and we dropped Calzaghe. I took Omar Sheika to fight for the world title against Jeff Lacy. I also had Nurhan Suleyman, and he fought on television numerous times.”

Nedal hopes to have Kaddour appear on a show he plans to promote in March. “I hope to do four to five shows this year,” he said.

    Contact the author



    For all the latest boxing news, click here.








    All contents copyright 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 by Freitag Marketing Services, LLC.
    The information on this site cannot be reused without written permission.