Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali’s grandson is spitting image of heavyweight boxing legend

Ali's daughter Laila has revealed an image of the heavyweight legend's grandson who looks a spitting image of 'The Greatest' at the age of 13

Muhammad Ali’s 13-year-old grandson is a spitting image of the heavyweight legend.

Ali is considered among the greatest fighters in history, having become champion three times during his historic stint in the sport. The legend’s other grandson Nico Ali Walsh is making his own way in the ring.

And Curtis Muhammad Conway Jr looks every bit like his grandad – especially during his days as a young fighter. Ali’s daughter Lailla posted the picture of her son on Instagram, captioned: “I’m still amazed at how my boy looks just like my Dad…with a sprinkle of my husband too.”

Fans were quick to agree, with one commenting: “Wow it’s uncanny how much your son carries your father in his face.”

Another fan agreed, adding: “That Ali bloodline is real. You dad lives on!” One fan was shocked by the uncanny resemblance, saying: “Omg , a sprinkle where? Lol that’s Ali entire face.” A final fan believes the champion has been reborn in his grandson: “Uncanny remarkable what an inheritance. The champ reborn, blessings.”

Ali’s daughter Lailla also fought in the boxing ring and followed in his footsteps by reaching the professional ranks. She eventually hung up her gloves after having a successful career in becoming two-weight world champion with a record of 24-0.

Lailla married former NFL star Curtis Conway shortly after her retirement from boxing and now has two children with him, Conway Jr and a 10-year-old daughter.

Ali Walsh has won his first four professional fights after signing with Bob Arum’s Top Rank promotional company. In his previous fight, Ali Walsh replicated his grandfather’s famous shuffle as he rallied to a second round stoppage victory in Tulsa.

The 21-year-old also wore his grandfather’s shorts on his boxing debut, and has revealed that despite previous concerns he was encouraged by Ali to take to the boxing ring. “I wanted to get pushback from him, but he didn’t give it to me,” Walsh told Forbes.

“All he did was encourage me. Every time I asked him, not wanting him to encourage me, I was hoping he would say, ‘You know what, Nico. You’re smart, don’t go into boxing.’ If he would have said that, I wouldn’t have gone into boxing.

“I set out to continue this legacy of my grandfather, but I had no idea it would make people feel like this, a bunch of people have been coming up to me and saying, ‘You brought your grandfather to life that night. The ‘Ali’ chants in the crowd, that’s something you can’t write.”

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