Ra’eese Aleem goals for a ‘brutal chess match’ towards Sam Goodman on June 17


Undefeated prime tremendous bantamweight contender Ra’eese Aleem declared his upcoming showdown towards unbeaten Australian Sam Goodman “a chess match, however a brutal one,” as he prepares to step into the ring in an IBF 122-pound title eliminator that serves because the co-main occasion dwell on Showtime on Saturday, June 17 (Sunday, June 18 in Australia) from the Gold Coast Conference and Exhibition Centre in Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia in a Premier Boxing Champions occasion.

The Showtime worldwide telecast begins at 11:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. PT and is headlined by undefeated Australian famous person Tim Tszyu returning to the ring towards Mexican contender Carlos Ocampo.

The occasion is promoted by No Restrict Boxing and The Rose Brothers, in affiliation with TGB Promotions.

“I consider my struggle with Goodman goes to be a warfare,” mentioned Aleem (20-0, 12 knockouts). “He does a variety of good issues within the ring, however so do I. It’s a matchup of distinctive types. He likes to struggle off the again foot and I love to do a number of issues. I’ll be throwing laborious punches as all the time in search of the knockout. It’s going to be a chess match, however a brutal one.”

Ra’eese Aleem – Photograph by MJS Leisure

Aleem additionally spoke about his coaching camp.

“I stored my weight in verify, so I really feel robust going into this struggle. I really feel the whole lot got here collectively throughout this camp and I’m able to go,” mentioned the Michigan native, who shall be preventing outdoors the US for the primary time. “Deep down inside I’m excited to be preventing Goodman in his Australia, the place he calls house. I’m a proud American and I’ll do something to carry satisfaction to our nation. Though it’s only a boxing match, we’ll be going toe-to-toe, and I’ll be representing the good United States of America.”

Aleem expects {that a} win over the additionally unbeaten Goodman (14-0, 7 KOs) will kickstart a brand new chapter in his profession.

“Successful this struggle will catapult me to a world title shot. Not solely am I preventing somebody in his personal nation, nevertheless it’s a title elimination bout to see who’s subsequent to struggle for the title. All the pieces modifications for me if I win this struggle, so that you greatest consider I’m coming with the whole lot I received. I’m leaving the whole lot within the ring towards Goodman.”

A press launch by Showtime was used on this article.


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