Muhammad Ali’s grandson Nico Ali Walsh recently won his 5th professional bout. The 21-year-old pulled off a fierce knock out. He managed to floor Alejandro Ibarra in the last seconds of the first round.
Nico Walsh was featured on one of the undercards at Top Rank Boxing on Saturday, April 30 where Shakur Stevenson and Oscar Valdez headlined the event. The event took place at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
With 10 seconds left into the end of the first round, Walsh delivered a combination of two punches that connected to Ibarra’s face. After landing a quick left, he unleashed a mean right and floored Ibarra.
The duel ended when referee Russell Mora checked on Ibarra and decided that Ibarra couldn’t continue the boxing match. Walsh came out as the winner.
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With this victory, Nico Walsh improved his professional boxing record to 5-0 with four bouts ending with finishes.
Before starting his professional career, in August of last year, Walsh trained with the famous coach Abel Sanchez. Currently, Walsh trains with SugarHill Steward, Tyson Fury’s trainer.
Walsh’s performance that night surely brought up memories of the heavyweight legend Muhammad Ali. The whole MGM Grand Garden Arena was chanting “Ali” when his grandson entered the ring.
“This is just a testament to all the work I put in,” Ali Walsh said. “This is bigger than boxing. This is for my family.” Walsh said.
He added, “I’m bringing my grandpa back to life, and that’s why mom gets so emotional because she’s seeing her dad again and hearing her dad’s name to me.”