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Super Bantamweight Contender Ra’eese Aleem Reveals Exciting Future Ambitions

Super Bantamweight Contender Ra'eese Aleem Reveals Exciting Future Targets

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Super Bantamweight Contender Ra’eese Aleem Reveals Exciting Future Ambitions

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Super Bantamweight Contender Ra’eese Aleem Reveals Exciting Future Ambitions

WBO No. 5 Super bantamweight contender Ra’eese Aleem (20-1, 12 KOs) has spoken about his immediate desires and future goals. He was last seen in the ring when he experienced his only professional loss, a split decision defeat to Sam Goodman. Despite the defeat, Aleem only has his sights set on reaching the top.

Ra’eese Aleem Talks Rematch With Goodman and the Future

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Ra’eese Aleem Discusses Future Opponents

Following the narrow loss to Goodman, “The Beast” has spoken about his desire to rectify the result against the Australian fighter and show how he’s improved as a fighter: “I’m hearing Goodman wants to come to the States to secure a fight with a top name, and I’m ready for a rematch,” said Aleem. “I fought him on his home turf, now he should honor a rematch against me on my home turf. I lost a split decision and it’s only fair I get a rematch.” 

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Despite his focus on a rematch, Aleem is more than open to facing other top fighters, if the Goodman fight is not possible. According to a press releaseStephen FultonTJ Doheny and Murodjon Akhmadaliev are potential opponents for the American. Team Aleem makes it clear that their fighter believes a win over this calibre of opponent will help propel him towards a world title shot.

Inoue and Aiming for the Top

Aleem is determined to reach the pinnacle in the super bantamweight division, and to do that – he has to beat the all-conquering undisputed champion, Naoya Inoue. Speaking on his future goals: “I have learned from every fight, and I am ready to face any challenge that comes my way. A rematch with Goodman is my priority, but I am more than willing to take on Fulton, Doheny, Akhmadaliev, or anyone else who stands in my path. Ultimately, my goal is to become the super bantamweight champion, and Inoue is the man to beat.

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Aleem’s manager, Greg Hannley, is full of praise for his fighter and believes he is close to obtaining a shot at Inoue. “I believe Aleem is one fight away from getting a shot at Inoue.” He continued: “One big win against a top contender will put him in a great position. Ra’eese has been training hard, waiting for his name to be called. I have no doubt, he’ll be ready to go when that time comes.

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