PFL Signs Muhammad Ali’s Grandson To Amateur Contract
Another one of Muhammad Ali’s grandsons has entered the combat sports world.
The Professional Fighters’ League announced Wednesday that it has signed Biaggio Ali Walsh, the grandson of Ali and Nico Ali Walsh’s brother, to an amateur contract. He will make his promotional debut in November on the undercard of the 2022 PFL Championships.
“I want to thank Professional Fighters League for their support and confidence in me. I can’t wait to enter the PFL SmartCage,” Ali Walsh said in a statement.
The 24-year-old is 1-1 as a mixed martial artist and trains out of Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas.
He had an unsuccessful debut in June, but snagged a TKO victory on August 27.
His brother, Nico, is an undefeated professional boxer.
Ali Walsh was originally a high school football star running back at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas. He committed to play at the University of California, but transferred to UNLV after two years.
In 2020, he transitioned to MMA.
“I have a legacy to live up to, a legacy that my grandfather began, that my brother and I continue, I chose to continue that legacy here in the Professional Fighters League. My one and only goal is to one day become a PFL world champion,” he added.