Boxing: grandson Muhammad Ali makes his debut by winning for Ko

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– ROME, AUGUST 15 – Good blood does not lie, at least for now. Nico Ali Walsh, grandson of the great Muhammad Ali (his mother is Rasheda Ali, one of the daughters of the former heavyweight king) made his professional debut as a middleweight, beating for first-round technical Ko Jordan Weeks, an arts practitioner mixed martial arts who is also dedicated to boxing. The meeting took place last night in the ring of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa.

“I didn’t think the match would end so soon – Walsh’s words after the match – but it was a really exciting evening. I thought a lot about my grandfather, I miss him very much.

I feel there was pressure, for you Ali was the greatest boxer of all time, but for me he was also a great person and a great grandfather. “

In the key match of the Tulsa meeting, the American Joshua ‘El Profesor’ Franco retained the WBA world title of the superfly by beating on points in 12 rounds the Australian Andrew “The Monster” Moloney, with a unanimous verdict (116-112 for all and three judges). (HANDLE).