Nico Ali-Walsh will be wearing a pair of his grandfather Muhammad Ali’s trunks from the 1960s when make his pro debut tonight. #FrancoMoloney3 | TONIGHT | 10 PM ET | ESPN and @ESPNPlus pic.twitter.com/KRYwrKNpMt
— ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) August 15, 2021
‘Obviously my grandfather, I’ve been thinking of him so much. I miss him. It’s been an emotional journey,’ ESPN quoted Ali Walsh as saying.
‘I think me and him (Weeks) made a little bit of history tonight. This lived up completely to my expectations.’
Muhammad Ali, nicknamed ‘The Greatest’, died in June 2016. His record-setting boxing career, unprecedented flair for showmanship and controversial stands made him one of the best-known figures of the 20th century.