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Muhammad Ali’s Grandson Being Picked as Tommy Fury’s Next Potential Opponent in Viral Post Leaves Boxing World in Excitement

Published 02/28/2023, 7:51 AM EST

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The world of boxing recently witnessed one of its most anticipated fights. YouTuber turned boxer, Jake Paul, faced his longtime nemesis, Tommy Fury, at a scintillating showdown on February 26, 2023. While Fury went on to score an impressive victory, there was a thought that remained persistent in the minds of boxing fans. The question about who would be the perfect potential opponent for Fury’s next fight. And it looks like a few fingers are pointing at none other than Muhammad Ali‘s grandson, Nico Ali Walsh.

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Fury faced Paul at the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia. Moreover, he went on to win the fight via decision. Fury said in the post-fight interview, “It is just the best feeling in the world because over the last two and a half years. This is all that has consumed my life. Walking out in public ‘you backed out of two fights, you’re scared of Jake Paul, you are not a real fighter’. Tonight I showed everyone that I am not scared of anyone and I can cut it at the big dance.”


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Meanwhile, a Twitter user suggested a matchup between Fury and Ali Walsh. And also shed light on the iconic status their families had in the sport of boxing. It is also worth noting that both Fury and Ali Walsh have very similar professional boxing records.

Fans react to the prospect of Tommy Fury fighting Nico Ali Walsh

Boxing fans were intrigued by the idea of a potential Fury vs Ali Walsh fight. In fact, a lot of them took to social media to share their thoughts about the same.

Boxing promoter, Lou DiBella, felt that it was an impressive matchup.


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Similarly, many fans also nodded in agreement about it being a great matchup. Moreover, user @LA_MadeMe mentioned that Ali Walsh has been showcasing great performances.

Meanwhile, user @JDZephyr1 stated that Ali Walsh would surely defeat Fury.


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However, a few users also pointed out the start weight difference between the duo. What are your thoughts about Fury fighting Ali Walsh? Let us know in the comments below.

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Joshua Ben Joseph

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Joshua Ben Joseph is a Boxing writer for EssentiallySports. He started his career as an editorial cartoonist and holds a BFA degree with a specialization in Animated Filmmaking and Screenwriting from AISFM, Hyderabad. An avid lover of boxing history, Joshua believes his writing extends his lifelong adoration for combat sports.

Edited By: Shibu Immanuel