Watch out for Laila Ali

Aubrey K, Sports

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Laila Ali is one of the best boxers in the world, because she has never lost a fight. Unlike many of the most popular boxers,  she is a woman. Making her success more impressive is the fact that she didn’t start boxing early in her life. Fortunately, she comes from her famous father, Muhammad Ali, another famous boxer.

Laila Ali was born December 30, 1977. She is the 8th child out of 9. Laila grew up in Miami Beach, Florida. In 1999, when she was 21, she started boxing. Before she started boxing, she owned her own nail salon. She began boxing after seeing a female that was boxing named Christy Martin. Laila first announced she was going to become a professional boxer on “Good Morning America”. Her father, Muhammad, was unhappy, because she wanted to enter such a dangerous sport.

Laila’s Fighting Career

October 8th, 1999, the 5’10’’ 166 lb 21-year old Laila Ali boxed her first fight against April Fowler. Many people attended this fight because she was Muhammad Ali’s daughter. Astonishingly, she won her very first fight. Laila also won her 2nd match by a TKO (Technical Knockout) with only 3 seconds left on the clock. Laila captured 8 wins in a row and fans wanted to see her fight George Foreman’s daughter, Freeda Foreman, or Joe Frazier’s daughter, Jackie Frazier-Lyde, based on their father’s careers. Because the fans wanted to see if she would beat them because of how good she was so far. On July 30th, she fought her original inspiration, Christy Martin and knocked her out in the 4th round. Laila Ali never lost a fight with her of record was 24-0. She boxed for 8 years.

After Boxing

Laila Ali has two children. Their names are Sydney Conway and Curtis Conway. Laila can now be seen modeling and acting. Laila modeled at the 2011 Heart Truth fashion show. She acts in the movies Falcon Rising and All you’ve Got.Image result for laila ali boxing

 

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