Muhammad Ali’s grandson set to make boxing debut in August
Nico Ali Walsh, the grandson of the legendary American boxer Muhammad Ali, is eager to announce himself to the world of pro boxing on August 14. He will box as the undercard of the Andrew Moloney-Joshua Franco fight.
Ali Walsh is being represented by Top Rank, under Bob Arum, the same guy who was Muhammad Ali’s promoter. Arum promoted Ali for the first time in his fight against George Chuvalo on March 29, 1966.
Ali went on to win the title fight. Now, 55 years later, Arum will promote Ali’s grandson, something he is amazed to see as well. “And so it’s a hell of a story… After all these years,” the Top Rank boss said.
Ali Walsh is also ecstatic to have Arum as his promoter. “I know for certain that my grandfather wouldn’t have wanted me with any other promoter aside from Bob Arum. In the sport of boxing, as you’ve seen how Don King handled my grandfather and Mike Tyson,” Ali Walsh told ESPN.
The youngster added: “A lot of people can’t be trusted in boxing and Bob Arum is one of those people that is well-respected, not just in boxing but in business in general. He’s just one of those guys where he has a massive amount of respect. I’ve always wanted to be a part of Top Rank … So yeah, it’s just incredible.”