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Kassim Ouma 'The Dream' wins comeback fightPublish Date: Dec 12, 2013
Kassim Ouma 'The Dream' wins comeback fight
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Kassim Ouma "The Dream" waves to the gathering during a press conference at Centenary Park in Kampala on 23/4/2007. FILE PHOTO/Mpalanyi Ssentongo

By Douglas Mazune                    

Former IBF Middleweight champion Kassim ‘The Dream’ Ouma has won his comeback against Rahman Yusubov in Allentown, Philadelphia.

Ouma whose record improved to 28 fights, eight losses and 1 draw, defeated Rahman by unanimous point decision as all the judges’ scorecards read 59-55 in bout that took place last night.

Pundits however observed that the Ugandan pugilist who had last appeared in the ring two and half years ago was still rusty.

Rahman (9-13,7KO) landed some body shots which suggested that the former IBF champion needs to up his game ahead on his journey to reclaim the world title.

Ouma who lost to a WBA middleweight contest to Gennady Golovokin in panama on previous appearance hopes to ride on this victory to secure a world title shot in 2014.

Once crowned the USPA Sportsman of The Year at an exclusive function held at his residence in West Palm Beach, Florida back in 2005, Ouma has been in and out of the ring a number of times before.

About four years ago, he took time out of the ring to promote his film "The Dream" and also to carry out various charity work.

Following that break, he had then announced his return to fighting.

"I want to return to the top of the world. I have been missing the sport," he had told New Vision early 2010.

Later that year in September, the fighter registered a technical knockout against American Joey Gilbert to claim the then-vacant North American Boxing Association middleweight title at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada.

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