BY: Diamond Boxing www.diamondboxing.com
He is the former world junior middleweight champion whose life story has been made into a motion picture, premiering throughout the film festival circuit. Ouma is also looking to get back on the winning trail in the square ring and make another championship run. On October 4th The Dream took on Martinus ‘Magnificent’ Clay 13-19-4 (5KOs) from Wilson, North Carolina in a 10 round junior middleweight battle in Philly. In the bout Ouma overcame a slow start and was able to dismantle the game Clay in the sixth round. Ouma floored Clay twice in the sixth, after the second knockout with the agreement of Clay’s corner the fight was stopped at the 1:38 mark of the round.
This was a key victory for Ouma who was coming off three prior losses over the last three years. Ouma lost a title bout to Jermain Taylor in 2006 followed by losses to Saul Roman in 2007 and Cornelius Bundrage back in March of this year. Look for Ouma who over his career has faced the top competitors in his division to once again work his way up the talent ladder until his title chance is realized.
Ouma’s life has also been realized through a movie which is produced by Kief Davidson and Legendary Academy Award winning actor Forrest Whitaker who is one of the Executive producers. The movie portraits Ouma’s incredible life journey from his days of being kidnapped from school at the age of six by the rebel army who was seeking to overthrow the Ugandan government, all the way through his championship boxing days. The movie has already been showcased at Tribeca Film Festival, receiving high marks.
You still have a chance to catch the movie Kassim ‘The Dream’ which is scheduled to play at the following locations through the end of the year:
Hamptons Film Festival
October 15 - 19, 2008
Chicago International Film Festival
October 16 - 19, 2008
Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival
October 13 - Nov 12th, 2008
San Francisco Documentary Film Festival
October 17th - October 30th, 2008
U.S. Sports Film Festival - Philadelphia
October 23rd-26th, 2008
AFI Los Angeles Film Festival
October 30th - November 9th, 2008
St. Louis International Film Festival
November 13th - 23rd 2008
IDFA Amsterdam - International Premiere
November 20th-30th, 2008
For complete ringside coverage of the October 4th event