Muhammad Ali’s grandson Nico Ali Walsh is devastating in the ring and reminds his mother of the most famous fighter we’ve ever seen.
Muhammad Ali’s grandson Nico produced a sensational knockout on his Las Vegas debut over the weekend.
The sun reports that Nico Ali Walsh fought Alejandro Ibarra on the Shakur Stevenson-Oscar Valdez undercard at the MGM Grand in Sin City.
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The 21-year-old floored Ibarra with a sensational right hand in two minutes to take his professional record to 5-0.
As the grandson of boxing royalty, Ali Walsh felt the weight of expectations early in his career. But he takes it in his stride so far, staying calm.
After his victory, he admitted that his mother saw the great Muhammad in him when he fought.
“It’s just a testament to all the hard work I’ve put in,” Nico said.
“Things like that happen when you put the work in place.
“I’m bringing my grandfather back to life, and that’s why mom is so emotional because she sees her dad again and hears her dad’s name from me.
“I was setting it up with my right hand. I noticed his left hand going down when he threw the jab.
“I was trying to counter it, and that’s what I did. I wish the best for him and his team.
“He’s a real warrior. But I just waited for this set-up, and I saw it and enjoyed it.
Later that night, Stevenson defeated Valdez to become unified super featherweight champion.
The New Jersey native handed Valdez the first loss of his career, before getting engaged to partner Young Lyric in the ring.
Somewhere else, Katie Taylor defeated Amanda Serrano by split decision at a historic night for women’s boxing in a crowded Madison Square Garden in New York City.
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Originally published as Muhammad Ali’s grandson vies with stunning knockout in two minutes