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Fans Elated as Muhammad Ali’s Grandson Set to Fight on Devin Haney vs. Vasyl Lomachenko Undercard

Published 04/11/2023, 2:44 AM EDT

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Devin Haney is the holder of 4 titles, three in the Lightweight, and one in the Super Lightweight division. Haney has never backed down from a fight. He’s earned the reputation of facing anybody at any time throughout his career. And currently, his eyes are set on the former champion in the division, Vasyl Lomachenko.

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Haney has wanted this fight for a long time, but it’s finally taking place on May 20 of this year. Recently, the undercard fights for the event have been revealed, and one of the major ones involved Muhammad Ali‘s grandson, Nico Ali Walsh. Although his opponent is yet to be announced, it has been confirmed that he’ll fight on this undercard.

This is a highly anticipated fight in the Lightweight division, and everybody is excited about it. Now even more so, since Nico Ali Walsh has confirmed that he is going to compete in the Undercard of such an important fight. Moreover, Walsh has won 8 fights without tasting defeat yet. So hopefully he’ll be able to maintain his flawless record in the next bout as well. With the undercard of Haney vs. Lomachenko, the boxing world claimed it to be “better than Tank vs. Ryan”.


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The fans are excited to witness Walsh continuing his grandfather’s legacy. Many fans have been following his career since the beginning as they want to achieve great things, just like Muhammad Ali. So they’re elated to know that Walsh is trying to be consistent inside the ring. As he’s going to take up another fight just after facing Eduardo Ayala 2 months ago.

Fans respond to Muhammad Ali’s grandson fighting in the undercard of Haney vs. Lomachenko

Now, when the announcement came out, a fellow Kazakhstani professional boxer, Janibek Alimkhanuly, wished Walsh the best for his upcoming fight in the undercard. He wrote, “Good luck brother ✊“.

While one fan, cristianmedina209, stated that the legend of Muhammad Ali still lives on. They wrote, “The legend continues!!!


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cuevassuarez expressed their excitement as they wrote, “You are so fun and excited to watch. I can’t wait“.

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Another fan, iamtherealamo, stated that he’ll be supporting Walsh, no matter who’s the opponent. They wrote, “Sheeesh, on my B-Day. I’m putting all my money on you regardless“.


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On the other hand, fieldlegend3565 wished that Walsh fights someone worthy. They wrote, “Booooy they be promoting the heck out this dude. I hope he’s fight a decent fighter!

One fan, sthadius12, asked, “Why does ESPN & Top Rank keep putting they fighters on they white & Black freemason checkered board floors???” Now, this is because the title for Haney vs. Lomachenko is ‘Checkmate’, so they’re to follow the theme of a Chessboard.


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What is your take on Nico Ali Walsh fighting just after 2 months? Are you excited about his next bout? Let us know in the comments section.

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Chirag Radhyan

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Chirag Radhyan is a Boxing Writer at EssentiallySports. He has authored over 300 articles and loves to talk about the animosity between athletes, leading up to a fight. His coverage of the off-court drama between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury received widespread appreciation from readers.

Edited By: Amal Joyce