Advertisement
Advertisement

Hassan N’Dam: I Want Rosado Next, Then Golovkin

By Ryan Maquiñana

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Middleweight contender Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam (30-1, 18 KOs) returned to the win column Wednesday night with a shutout unanimous decision victory over Fulgencio Zuniga (26-9-1, 23 KOs) at the Barker Hangar.

However, what the judges’ scorecards won’t show is that N’Dam, from France by way of Cameroon, hurt his left bicep in the fourth frame and was forced to use his right hand almost exclusively for the rest of the 10-round bout.

“I ruptured my bicep in the fourth round, but my hand is OK,” N’Dam told BoxingScene.com after the win. “But I knew I could fight smart and beat him with my right hand.”

N’Dam boxed expertly, anticipated the shopworn veteran’s advances and countered Zuniga all night with right hands from various angles. Though he could only paw with the occasional left jab, it was clear N’Dam was fighting with an inspired intensity based on a recent tragedy.

“My father died last week,” N’Dam said. “It was hard but I fight for him.”

With entertainment mogul Michael King promoting him and Gary Hyde managing him now, N’Dam hopes to pay tribute to his late father by regaining a piece of the 160-pound world title by the end of the year -- if his bicep recovers in time.

“I have Michael King promoting me, and I want to fight all the best middleweights,” N’Dam said. “I’d love to fight (Gabriel) Rosado first, then GGG (Gennady Golovkin) for the title.”

Ryan Maquiñana was the boxing producer for NBCOlympics.com during London 2012 and writes a boxing column for CSNBayArea.com.  He is a full member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and Ring Magazine's Ratings Panel. E-mail him at [email protected] , check out his blog at Norcalboxing.com or follow him on [email protected] .

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by CTC JOHNNY on 04-17-2014

Hassan N`Dam is a Solid Middleweight!!

Comment by krazyn8tive on 04-17-2014

Please...please no more televised rosado fights...I'm begging here

Comment by Hougigo on 04-17-2014

[QUOTE=Cuban Linx;14437246]He needs to get in line because Fernando Guerrero got next![/QUOTE] Only if Lemuix doesn't murder him. Gatica nearly decapitated him

Comment by Cuban Linx on 04-17-2014

He needs to get in line because Fernando Guerrero got next!

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 04-17-2014

Lol "Beating Rosado doesn't get you a Golovkin fight." Y'all talking like Golovkin fights opponents coming off of tremendous wins. Like career defining wins and sh*t. Who did Stevens beat? Who did Rosado beat? Who did Macklin beat? The list…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (21)
Top Headlines Teddy Atlas: I Don't Think There is Any Interest in May-Pac Rematch Whyte Eyes Anthony Joshua Rematch: I Want To Whup His Ass! Video: Joel Diaz on Recent Defeats of Victor Ortiz, Tim Bradley Custio Clayton Continues His Streak With Knockout Win Video: Justin Fortune on Khan, Golovkin, McGregor, Canelo, More Miguel Vazquez: I Will Ask Al Haymon To Get Me Adrien Broner Jermell Charlo Tells WBC That He Wants Canelo Alvarez Clash Video: John Molina Talks, Ruslan Provodnikov Crashes Interview Golovkin's Promoter: Canelo Talks Not Dead, Still Our Priority! Video: Ruslan Provodnikov Cracks Away on The Mitts Video: Provodnikov on Golovkin vs. Canelo, Facing John Molina Video: Shane Mosley vs. David Avanesyan Final Press Conference Video: David Avanesyan Confident of Stunning Shane Mosley WBC Eyes Tourney, With WBA/IBF, To Set Golovkin's Opponent Lara: I Want Golovkin Next, He Would Solidify My Legacy! WBC Prez Wants Canelo Hate To Stop, Plans To Give High Ranking Video: Martin Murray Confident of Taking Down George Groves Video: George Groves on DeGale vs. Jack, Haye, Facing Murray Dorticos Already Back In Gym After FOTY Win Over Kalenga Lara-Martirosyan II Leads Second-Most Watched '16 SHO Telecast Video: George Groves, Martin Murray Go Face To Face Ricky Burns Focused on History, Becoming 3 Weight Champ Jorge Linares Inks New Pact With Golden Boy Video: Martin Murray Gives Take on Canelo-Golovkin Rift George Groves: I'm Looking To Take Martin Murray Out! Video: Dillian Whyte on PEDs in Boxing, Joshua-Breazeale, More Dillian Whyte Wants Two Tuneups, Then More Experienced Foes Rances Barthelemy, Mickey Bey Discuss Training Camp, More Eubank Offers To Give British Title To Blackwell, Hennessy Reacts Enzo Maccarinelli Vows To Beat Dmytro Kucher in Style Khurtsidze's Coach: We're Ready To Face Golovkin in September Ruenroeng, Casimero Make Weight Following Photo-Op Confusion Francisco Vargas Nears Testing Record For Combat Sports in Cali Lara To Golovkin: I've Called You Out a Few Times, Let's Fight! George Groves vs Martin Murray Now WBA Title Eliminator Well-preserved veteran Nick Casal eager to end five-year hiatus Parker's Coach Confident His Boxer Will Succeed Where Tua Failed Harmonito Dela Torre Ready To Impress in His U.S. Debut Washington is Helping Breazeale, Warns That Joshua is in Tough Photos: Mike Tyson Hits China For Ruenroeng-Casimero II
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement