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Nico Ali Walsh, Muhammad Ali's Grandson, Aims for Boxing Legacy, Not Quick Bucks

Nico Ali Walsh, the grandson of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, isn't just another name in the ring. With a mission to honor his family's legacy, he's set on making a name for himself the old-fashioned way—through hard work and dedication.

Last year, Ali Walsh (9-1, 5 KOs) faced a tough loss in a majority decision against Sona Akale. However, he didn't let that setback define him. Recently, he clinched a hard-fought victory with a split decision win over Noel Lafargue at the Palais Du Peuple in Conakry, Guinea, proving that he's a force to be reckoned with.

Unlike many rising stars, Ali Walsh isn't chasing the allure of quick money in the flashy world of crossover fights. Instead, he's staying true to his roots, aiming to emulate his grandfather's legendary status through a legitimate boxing career.

In an interview with The Sun, Ali Walsh shared his perspective, saying,

"I have so much respect for this legacy, it’s bigger than me. I can’t be selfish with it because a lot of people care for it."

He continued, "I didn’t get into boxing for the money. I think the money will come in time, and I love what I’m doing right now, taking the long road. I want to be champ one day, I want to get to that undisputed level, and you can’t do that fighting YouTubers."

Despite the potential for a big payday in a crossover fight against social media sensation Jake Paul (9-1, 5 KOs), Ali Walsh remains focused on his craft. He recognizes the value of facing lesser-known opponents to build his career, praising Paul's recent bout against Andre August as an example of the kind of challenges that define a true boxer's journey.

Ali Walsh's story isn't just about boxing; it's about legacy, determination, and the refusal to compromise on his dreams. As he continues his journey, he serves as a reminder that true success is earned through hard work and perseverance, not just fame and fortune.


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