It will be a lot of pressure carrying the bloodline of the great Muhammad Ali, but Nico Ali Walsh is ready to make his path in boxing as he makes his professional debut on August 14.
Unlike his grandfather, Walsh will take part in the middleweight division, where he will be in a four-rounder match. He made 20 amateur fights before setting his first professional fight.
Although his opponent has been named yet, Walsh is already excited for his first pro fight.
‘I’m doing what I love. Signing with Top Rank is a dream come true. I’m going to have fun on August 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 honored to continue the fighting legacy that my grandfather started. It is a responsibility I don’t take lightly,” he said.
Top Rank is spearheaded by legendary promoter Bob Arum who handled Manny Pacquiao before and other current boxing superstars.
Walsh, though, will have to make the most out of his time as he will juggle between his boxing career and finishing his bachelor’s degree in business.