Nico Ali Walsh is ready to make his skilled boxing debut in August with the struggle promoted by legend Bob Arum
Nico Walsh is the son of Muhammad Ali’s youngest daughter Rasheda. The 20-year-old has signed for Top Rank, owned by his grandfather’s former promoter Bob Arum.
Walsh has already competed in 30 novice fights and is ready to start his skilled profession on August 14th with the competitor but to be determined. This would be the first of a multi-fight contract.
Arum promoted 27 of Ali’s bouts with the struggle towards Joe Fraser in 1975 one of many biggest in boxing historical past.
Muhammad ‘The Greatest’ Ali died in 2016 after he battled with Parkinson’s syndrome for greater than 30 years.
“I am honored to continue the fighting legacy that my grandfather started,” mentioned Walsh.
“It is a responsibility I don’t take lightly.”
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He just isn’t the one sports activities star in his household along with his brother Baggio being an American soccer participant.
Walsh will put together for his first skilled bout as he finishes his remaining 12 months of examine for a enterprise diploma.
He may have a really skilled backroom workforce with Sugarhill Steward as his second chief and Richard T Slone as his coach.
Nico Walsh is a younger boxer, and this might be the beginning of a profession as nice as his grandfather’s.
“To me, I was hanging out in the gym with my grandfather. Sometimes I have to remind myself that he’s everyone’s idol,” added Walsh.