Biaggio Ali Walsh, the grandson of Mohammad Ali, lost within two rounds of his amateur MMA debut on Friday.
Ali Walsh made his MMA debut on Fusion Fight League’s Rumble Under the Rims card on June 3, fighting against fellow debutant Devin Rothwell. Although Ali Walsh stared out strong, he eventually succumbed to Rothwell’s takedown attempts in the second round.
Biaggio is following in the footsteps of both his grandfather and his brother Nico Ali Walsh.
The 21-year-old Nico has an unbeaten record so far with four knockouts as a professional boxer. Tyson Fury’s trainer, Sugarhill Steward, is the main man at his ringside.
Biaggio recently turned 23 and recently finished collegiate football. Now, he wants to follow his passion for MMA.
“Once my college football life was over, I seemed like a lost guy. I didn’t know what to think and felt that my life was taking me nowhere. However, the decision to pursue MMA has made me feel mentally and emotionally positive about my situation,” Biaggio told FITE
When Muhammad Ali is attached to your name, you are always in the pressure game. Biaggio Ali says that since he grew up in a boxing environment, it feels like boxing is his natural habitat.