#Nico Ali Walsh


Muhammad Ali's grandson Nico Ali Walsh learning from Sugarhill Steward who has walked a similar path

Muhammad Ali's grandson Nico Ali Walsh is learning how to cope with "what people think" from Sugarhill Steward, who also entered boxing in the shadow of a family member. Ali Walsh scored a knockout on his pro debut and will step into the ring for the second time, live on Sky Sports, on Saturday night on the undercard to the world title fight between Jamel Herring and Shakur Stevenson.
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Bad Left Hook

Xander Zayas, Nico Ali Walsh round out October 23rd Herring-Stevenson main card

Top Rank’s October 23rd ESPN card, headlined by Jamel Herring’s super featherweight title defense against Shakur Stevenson, is officially a tripleheader. 19-year-old Puerto Rican prospect Xander Zayas takes on Dan Karpency in the co-feature, while Nico Ali Walsh opens the show against James Westley II. Now two years into his...

Muhammad Ali's Grandson Says Ali-Tyson Fury Would Be Greatest Fight Ever

Muhammad Ali vs. Tyson Fury would be the GREATEST FIGHT OF ALL TIME ... period, so says The Greatest's grandson, professional boxer Nico Ali Walsh. TMZ Sports talked to the 21-year-old, 1-0 boxer ringside following the Fury-Deontay Wilder trilogy fight ... and we asked him how Fury would've fared against his legendary grandfather.

Xander Zayas wins, Grandson of Muhammad Ali scores another KO

Xander Zayas once again proved his credentials as a future world champion with another impressive performance in Atlanta. The junior middleweight, who is now 11-0, 8 KOs, is starting to run away with the 2021 Prospect of the Year. Puerto Rico’s sensation won his fifth fight of the year, battering...
Gwinnett Daily Post

Xander Zayas headlines boxing event at State Farm Arena

X is about to mark the spot in Downtown Atlanta. Xander Zayas (10-0, 7 KOs), the 19-year-old Puerto Rican-born prodigy who is the frontrunner for 2021 Prospect of the Year, will fight Dan Karpency in a six-round junior middleweight bout Saturday, Oct. 23 at State Farm Arena. Zayas-Karpency will serve as the co-feature to the “Throwdown in A-Town” main event between WBO junior lightweight world champion Jamel Herring and undefeated former featherweight world champion Shakur Stevenson.
Bleacher Report

Preview, TV Info for Muhammad Ali's Grandson Nico Ali Walsh vs. Jordan Weeks

It's not often that a boxer's first professional fight is a featured bout on a televised card. But then again, not many boxers are descendants of all-time greats. Nico Ali Walsh, grandson of three-time world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, will make his professional debut against Jordan Weeks (4-1, 2 KOs) in a four-round middleweight bout Saturday night in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ali Walsh's bout is the co-main event of a Top Rank card that will start at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN+. The main event is a trilogy title bout between Joshua Franco and Andrew Moloney.

Walsh pays tribute to Ali in pro debut

Packing his bags for his first professional fight, Nico Ali Walsh packed a pair of black-and-white boxing shorts on a whim. He thought he might wear them as a good luck charm. But, as fight day drew near, Walsh opted to wear the shorts that had been given to him by his grandfather, the great Muhammad Ali.
Las Vegas Sun

Muhammad Ali’s grandson, a Las Vegas local, sets out to advance an imposing legacy

Saturday, July 17, 2021 | 2 a.m. Nico Ali Walsh sat in a parking lot in Reno six years ago and pleaded with the greatest boxer of all time to tell him to stop fighting. He was 14, months into his amateur career and full of doubt if this future was for him. Growing up he was always that kid on the block who loved to fight, lining up neighborhood boys for sparring sessions or bare-knuckling with his older brother.