WATCH: Muhammad Ali’s Grandson Sends Opponent to Another Dimension With Brutal First-Round Knockout

Published 05/01/2022, 2:55 AM EDT

The anticipated undercard bout of Nico Ali Walsh and Alejandro Ibarra in Las Vegas lived up to the expectations of the boxing fans. Muhammad Ali’s grandson knocked out Ibarra in the first round of the match.

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Walsh landed a brutal right hook that shut the lights out of Alejandro Ibarra.

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Walsh was fighting on the undercard for Shakur Stevenson vs Oscar Valdez boxing event. Despite it being an undercard bout, the boxing fans were excited to watch it.

It was a great hype as Muhammad Ali’s grandson was fighting in his 5th professional fight. Significantly, it marked the 4th knockout of his career.

Nico Ali Walsh impressing the fans in the past

The 21-year-old, Walsh, made his professional boxing debut on August 14, 2021 when he first fought with Jordan Weeks. It was a great start to his career as he knocked his opponent in the first round itself.

Walsh added more charm when he went on winning the second fight of his career. That too, with a knockout.

Certainly, Walsh has only one match in his career where he went to the distance, a 4 rounds of professional boxing match, where won against Reyes Sanchez via a majority decision.

Later, Walsh continued to thrash his opponents in his professional boxing career and won his subsequent bouts with a knockout.

Currently, he holds a knockout percentage of 80% and has had only 11 rounds in his career. Well, these stats of him attract the boxing fraternity towards him.

Why does Walsh attract so much attention from the audience despite being a rookie?

There is a reason Walsh is in the limelight of the boxing fraternity. Well, everyone knows he is the grandson of the greatest boxer, Muhammad Ali.

On the other hand, he is also the nephew of one of the best female boxers of all time, Laila Ali, who remained undefeated throughout her career.

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It is obvious that coming from a family who inherits boxing to such an extent, the boxing fraternity focuses on Walsh and anticipates his career fights.

Above all, Walsh has fulfilled the expectations of the fans and likewise, they will expect more from him in his career ahead.

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Do you think Walsh can make a significant mark on his professional boxing careers like his grandfather and aunt? Let us know your views in the comments below.

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Mohit More

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Mohit More is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate of the International Institute of Sports Management, he is a sports enthusiast and has played boxing, cricket, and basketball at various levels. Mohit is a staunch follower of Mayweather and Gennady Golovkin.

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