NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 13: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS – PREMIUM RATES APPLY) Muhammad Ali onstage during the Michael J. Fox Foundation’s 2010 Benefit “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson’s” at The Waldorf=Astoria on November 13, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research)
Several members of the Ali family have tried their hand at professional sports. Muhammad Ali is arguably the greatest boxer to ever live and his daughter Laila became one of the greatest female fighters ever.
Nico Ali Walsh, one of Ali’s grandsons, is an accomplished boxer who is currently unbeaten through his first nine professional fights.
Another one of Ali’s grandsons, Biaggio Ali Walsh, is set to make his own lane in his own sport – and he’s going to do it in one of the most famous arenas his grandfather competed in.
Biaggio Ali Walsh is set to compete on the Professional Fighting League card at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday. It will be Ali Walsh’s sixth fight, and he’s currently on a four-fight win streak.
Ali Walsh has finished his last four opponents, and he’ll be looking to make it five in a row when he takes on Ed Davis in a PFL Playoff bout in the world’s most famous arena.
“Stylistically, my grandfather had such a stinging jab,” Ali Walsh said when asked what aspects of his legendary grandfather he tries to emulate.
“He really used his jab to set up a bunch of stuff and I think that one of the biggest things that I pick up from him is how he sets up his right hand using his jabs, or he sets up other combos using the jab.”
Ali Walsh will look to go to 4-0 in PFL bouts on Wednesday night’s card.