Muhammad Ali’s Grandson, Nico Ali Walsh, Scores a Sensational TKO Win in His Pro Boxing Debut

Published 08/15/2021, 12:06 AM EDT


Muhammad Ali’s grandson, Nico Ali Walsh, recently made his pro-boxing debut on Top Rank’s fight card and he bagged a gratifying round 1 T/KO win. His debut was in contention for a long time and countless lovers of the sport were eager to see him perform. That said, he stood tall to the expectations created around him and truly showed that this sport is in his genes.

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Nico Ali Walsh had a game plan in mind and he walked in with a stern mindset. He displayed all of his skills at one go and showcased all the weapons in his artillery in the very first round.

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Nobody expected him to be an oppressive fighter from the first bell itself. But showing a snippet of his legendary grandfather, the young gun vanquished his adversary, Jordan Weeks, within the first three minutes.

In this 4-round middleweight contest, Walsh carried his frame efficiently. He walked ahead with his shots and landed some thrilling combinations to completely outclass his rival. Walsh couldn’t have asked for a better debut as his months of hard work paid off in style.

He was in the limelight over the past few months, for obvious reasons. And alongside that, he carried tremendous expectations from his family, friends, and followers of Muhammad Ali. Moving ahead, he definitely has a legacy to follow.

Is Nico-Ali Walsh on his pathway to being a legend?

Walsh is still young and has an extensive pathway to chase. Tonight, he lived up to the hype created around him, but in order to go big from hereon, he’ll have to dig in deep.

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That said, his preparations to move ahead will be extremely vital, as his boxing stint will mean more than the belts. Every fight he takes from here will be added to his legacy and the decorated legacy of the Ali family.

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With that, it’ll be interesting to see how Nico Ali Walsh approaches his career. What did you make of the young gun’s debut performance?

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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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