History in the Making as Muhammad Ali’s Grandson Nico Ali Walsh and Evan Holyfield Set to Fight on the Same Card

Published 09/01/2021, 9:11 AM EDT


History is set to be made as Nico Ali Walsh, Muhammad Ali’s grandson, and Evander Holyfield’s son are fighting on the same card. Muhammad Ali and Evander Holyfield are two of the greatest boxers the sport has ever seen.

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Muhammad Ali is someone that is always in the conversation of the greatest to ever do it. Fans also reputed Evander Holyfield as one of the best boxers of all time. The chances of Ali’s grandson and Holyfield’s son getting into the same sport and fighting on the same card seem ridiculous.

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The thought of it brings about comparisons to the movie Creed, even though they are not getting into the ring against each other. Nico Ali Walsh will go against undefeated Olympic Silver medalist Duke Ragan. Shortly after making his professional debut against Jordan Weeks last month, Nico is looking to get back in the ring.

Evan Holyfield does not have an opponent at the time of writing this article. However, he will be fighting on the same card. Evan is currently undefeated with a record of 7 wins and 0 losses. He made his debut in 2019 and the 23-year-old has not lost a fight since.

The young stars will be fighting on the undercard of Jamal Hering vs Shakur Stevenson, as Herring looks to defend his Super featherweight World title. The event will take place on October 23, in Las Vegas Nevada. October 23rd is also coincidentally Evan Holyfield’s birthday.

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Nico Ali Walsh – Getting into boxing

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The grandson of the greatest heavyweight of all time looks to create his own legacy in boxing. He followed his grandfather’s footsteps and got into boxing.

Boxer Muhammad Ali steps away from a punch thrown by boxer Joe Frazier during their heavyweight title fight at Madison Square Garden in 1971. Frazier became the undisputed heavyweight champ of the world by winning a unanimous 15-round decision.

“I wanted to get pushback from him, but he didn’t give it to me,” Walsh told Forbes. “All he did was encourage me. Every time I asked him, not wanting him to encourage me, I was hoping he would say, ‘You know what, Nico. You’re smart, don’t go into boxing.’ If he would have said that, I wouldn’t have gone into boxing.”

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Walsh also wore his grandfather’s signature white shorts in his boxing debut as he knocked out Jordan Weeks in the very first round via TKO. Will Nico be able to continue his Grandfather’s legacy in boxing?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Combat Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in English Literature. Allan is a semi-professional football player for Diego Juniors FC.

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