“He met all my expectations”: Muhammad Ali’s grandson describes professional boxing debut


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"He met all my expectations": Muhammad Ali's grandson describes professional boxing debut

Nico Ali Walsh, grandson of Muhammad Ali He said satisfied after his debut in professional boxing and believes that he fulfilled all the expectations that he had set.

“This totally fulfilled what I wanted,” he said. Ali. “It has been a very emotional moment in this great journey that I have been living in recent months.”

Ali walsh quickly beat his opponent in turn Jordan weeks in the first episode after knocking him out with a powerful right hand in a fight that was scheduled for 4 rounds.

To Nico, the influence of the legendary name that means his grandfather in boxing was key to motivate him towards his first triumph.

“Obviously I’ve been thinking a lot about my grandfather, how much I miss him,” he commented. “It just makes me very emotional this whole moment. I thank Jordan weeks and these people. I think he and I wrote some history tonight. “

Nico fought on the night of August 14, just 40 years after what was the last fight in which Muhammad Ali He got into the ring, in a function of the promoter Top rank.

Ali Walsh, Barely 21 years old, he also spoke about the pressure of carrying the surname on his back. However, he said that he saw it as a great motivation and that he only remembers Cassius Clay as the best grandfather he could have, subject to what goes through the minds of the fans.

“Honestly, it feels a lot of pressure, but for me it is just my grandfather,” he confessed. “For others, he is the best fighter ever and maybe the best person. But for me he is just that, the best grandfather I could have. The songs of Ali, Ali They will be something I will never ever forget. It was extremely special to experience it ”.


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