Over the weekend Boxingtalk.com was contacted by Team Ouma as they were copping with the harsh weather conditions down in south Florida, as Kassim trains for his shot at Verno Phillips’ IBF Light Middleweight champion Verno Phillips. “Hurricane Jeanne is taking its toll as we have 50mph winds out here, they got the roads closed off and Kassim is still training, that’s how hungry he is. He is not running from the Hurricane so he sure isn’t running from Verno. We’re stranded, we are the only people in the streets and he is training with no power. As we speak the lights are off, I mean no power at all, we have a battery operated clock and a battery operated radio and that’s it."