Muhammad Ali’s grandson set for boxing debut

Written by on June 26, 2021

The grandson of boxing icon Muhammad Ali, Nico Ali Walsh, will make his professional debut on 14 August with enthusiasm as he says he is honoured to continue his grandfather’s legacy.

Ali Walsh has signed with American promoter Bob Arum, who promoted 27 of his grandfather’s fights.

The 20-year-old will mix the start of his professional journey with a final year of study for a business degree.

The fighter, Muhammed Ali, known as ‘The Greatest’ died in 2016 and had been battling Parkinson’s syndrome for over three decades.

Arum heads up his Top Rank promotional outfit in the US and first promoted an Ali fight in 1966.

In his Las Vegas office hangs a picture of him with Muhammad Ali which both men have signed.

Credit: BBC

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