Muhammad Ali

Biaggio Ali Walsh follows in the footsteps of his grandfather Muhammad Ali, to make his Las Vegas debut 40 years after him

Biaggio Ali Walsh will make his debut at Las Vegas, Nevada, in a Mixed Martial Arts contest in the Professional Fighters League. His grandfather, Muhammad Ali, fought at the same venue 40 years earlier.

When Muhammad Ali fought, the world came to a standstill. On October 2, 1980, he faced Larry Holmes at Caesars, the venue where his grandson will now step into the octagon.

A dream story

Biaggio Ali Walsh worked at Caesars Palace as a security guard, but since then he has dreamed of stepping onto the stage like his grandfather did, and he is just a few days away from achieving it. He will fight in Sin City at Virgin Hotels.

“I work at Caesars Palace, I work at one of the nightclubs out there,” he told The Sun.

“When I’m there, sometimes it crosses my mind like, ‘Wow, my grandfather fought here. It’s a very historical place in the boxing world.

“I didn’t think it would come this soon, I thought to myself, ‘When can I fight in Vegas? When can my friends and my local co-workers even come to my fights?’

“And it’s happening now, so I’m super grateful, super blessed that I get to have this opportunity so soon.”

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Ali Walsh has had little time as a professional in Mixed Martial Arts. He made his debut last June 3 against Devin Rothwell, losing by submission by rear naked choke.

In his second fight he faced Bradley Seaver and defeated him by technical knockout; in his third fight he knocked out Tom Graesser.

Next April 7 he will fight Isaiah Figueroa in what will be his fourth amateur fight.

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