‘Cassius Clay Reincarnated’: Boxing World Goes Berserk as Picture of Laila Ali’s Son Resurfaces

Published Dec 23, 2022 | 11:00 AM EST

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The former WBA and WBC Super middleweight champion of the world, Laila Ali, recently posted a picture of her son Curtis Muhammad Conway Jr. Fans were awestruck at how Conway Jr. resembled the late Muhammad Ali. Soon after she retired from boxing in 2007, Laila Ali married former NFL athlete Curtis Conway.

Conway and Ali have two children. In the March 2022, Laila Ali, aka ‘She Bee Stingin” took to her Instagram account and shared a picture of her son alongside. After several months, the picture has resurfaced and fans are still blown by how closely Conway Jr. resembled his grandfather ‘The Greatest‘ Muhammad Ali.


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The boxing world makes hilarious reactions to Curtis Conway Jr. resembling Muhammad Ali

Laila Ali captioned the original post stating how it amazed her that her son resembled his grandfather, Muhammad Ali. In the original post, Laila Ali said, “I’m still amazed at how my boy looks just like my Dad… With a sprinkle of my husband too.” After the photo resurfaced, the boxing world located other similarities.


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According to one fan, Curtis Conway Jr. resembled the ‘Beautiful Girls’ hit maker Sean Kingston. “I thought he is Sean Kingston,” they said.

Meanwhile, another user jokingly said, “…but can he float like a butterfly and sting like a 🐝 huh?”

However, a fan said, “Cassius reincarnated.”

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On the other end, one commented by saying, “What are the odds a grandson looks like his grandpa”


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According to someone else, Curtis Conway Jr. looked more like his grandfather than his mother. “He look more like Muhammad Ali than Laila,” they said.

In yet another hilarious comment, a user said, “Looks like the kid who played 50 cent in the movie 😂”

Finally, one held great expectations from Conway Jr. They said, “I hope he ends up being as great at whatever he puts his mind to as his grandfather was at boxing.”


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Written by:

Samrat Sardar


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Samrat Sardar is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports and is currently a postrgraduate student of English literature. A passionate content creator, he has been writing since his high school days, and possesses work experience as a commercial writer for companies such as WordsKraft among others. Samrat believes he fell in love with boxing the day he watched Vasiliy Lomachenko share the ring with Guillermo Rigondeaux.
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Ajinkya Aswale