Nico Ali Walsh, Muhammad Ali’s Grandson, Wins Second Professional Fight

In Summary

The 21-year-old knocked out James Westley II in the third round of their contest in Atlanta, Georgia.

On Oct. 23, Nico Ali Walsh, who is the grandson of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, won his second career professional fight, according to The Independent. He knocked out James Westley II in the third round of their fight which took place at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. 

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He thanked his team and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum, who once upon a time promoted his famous grandfather, according to The Independent. 

“I know the crowd got excited seeing him land a punch but I truly didn’t feel the punch. Maybe it was my energy, my adrenaline, but my hats off to him and his team. Mutual respect both ways and it was a very good fight,” Walsh said

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On Aug. 14, he made his professional boxing debut as he defeated Jordan Weeks at the Hard Rock Hotel in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

“I give God the glory and he gives me the victory. I’m happy that my pro debut went the way it did. I’m very happy this fight went the way it did. There’s stuff of course I want to work on,” said the boxer. 

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Walsh has the talented gifts as a boxer that his grandfather was once known for. 

“I’m blessed that I’m following this legacy of my grandfather,” he said. “I think everyone who loves my grandfather who’s watching me, and I love that this legacy that I’m continuing.” 

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