Muhammad Ali's grandson Nico Walsh Signs Pro Deal With Top Rank

Muhammad Ali's grandson Nico Walsh Signs Pro Deal With Top Rank

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:46 PM
  • Nico Ali Walsh who is the grandson of late boxing legend Muhammad Ali will be stepping into te boxing ring in August
  • This comes after the 20-year-old signed a professional deal with top rank ahead of a fight against an unnamed opponent
  • Muhammad Ali was known as one of the best boxers in the world during his time of fighting considering his records

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Five years after losing his grandpa who was one of the best boxers in the world then, Nico Ali Walsh is now on the verge of stepping into the professional ring for the first time in his career.

In the 20th century, Muhammad Ali was regarded as one of the most celebrated sporting figures thanks to the game of boxing which gave him the fame.

His grandson Nico Ali Walsh has now signed a multi-fight deal with Top Rank and his opponent has not yet been revealed according to the report on Sky Sports and Mirror.

Muhammad Ali's grandson Nico
Muhammad Ali's grandson Nico signs Pro deal with top rank. Photo by Stephen J. Cohen and Steve Marcus
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Fans are now believing that Nico is taking after the footsteps step of his grandfather by becoming a great boxer also.

During his active professional career, Muhammad Ali featured in 61 professional fights winning 56 and lost five before he retired from boxing.

“I’m doing what I love. Signing with Top Rank is a dream come true. I’m going to have fun on Aug. 14 and the next time I fight.
"Top Rank will give me the name, date and location, and I’ll have a great time. I am honoured to continue the fighting legacy that my grandfather started. It is a responsibility I don’t take lightly.”

Earlier, had reported how the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God Pastor Enoch Adeboye narrated how he once cried over the health status of late boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

Adeboye described the late boxing sensation as his hero while illustrating the supremacy of God to the congregation during the church’s Holy Ghost Service for the month of February.

In his message titled ‘God bless you (2)’ the cleric stated that it is one thing to be a champion while sharing an analysis of Ali who passed away in 2016 at the age of 74.

Legendary boxer, who was referred to as 'The Greatest', Muhammad Ali died on Friday, June 3, 2016 at a Phoenix-area hospital, where he had spent few days treating respiratory complications.

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