BREAKING: Muhammad Ali’s Grandson, Nico Ali Walsh Set to Make His Pro Boxing Debut on August 14

Published 06/30/2021, 8:06 AM EDT


The world knows who Muhammad Ali was and what was he capable of inside the squared circle. With his out-of-the-box skill sets, Ali redefined boxing, making it one of the biggest sports on the planet. He still is regarded as the first prime face of the sport of boxing.

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Ali passed on the genetics of boxing to his family members, and one such member from the legendary Ali family, Nico Ali Walsh, is all set to make his pro boxing debut. The young gun who is just 20, has inked a deal with Bob Arum’s Top Rank Promotions. Now, he will make his first professional boxing appearance on August 14.

Top Rank shared the news on their official Instagram handle after Ali Walsh signed with them. Sharing a string of pictures, they wrote, “A couple days after making things official, @nicoaliwalsh spent Fight Night with some of the TR family this weekend.”

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Later, in the comments section, the promotion revealed, “Nico Ali Walsh makes his pro debut August 14 on ESPN … more details soon.”

After getting Nico Ali Walsh under his wing, Arum chatted with BBC, wherein he said, “Nico’s grandfather was a pretty good fighter.”

“Who would have believed that so many years later, we’d be promoting the pro debut of his grandson?”

“Hopefully, Nico will emulate his success. He’s a young man of great character, which one would expect from Muhammad Ali’s grandson.”

Ali Walsh has a great responsibility on his shoulders as he will have to live up to his legendary grandfather’s legacy. That said, the world will have its eyes set on what Nico Ali Walsh does on August 14.

Can Nico Ali Walsh trace his grandfather’s footsteps in the sport?

Muhammad Ali was a highly skilled technician of the game who had an exemplary boxing stint. Hence, replicating the same won’t be so easy for Walsh.

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For now, there’s no news on his opponent or the weight category he’ll fight in. But the 20-year-old has already begun his preparations for his very first fight.

With this, he’s also showing the early signs of tracing down his grandfather’s footsteps. Do you think Nico Ali Walsh will live up to his iconic grandfather?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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