Nico Ali Walsh (5-0, 4 KOs) is doubling up on first-round knockouts on the ground floor of his Muhammad Ali celebration tour. Walsh improved to 5-0 professionally on Saturday night, defeating Alejandro Ibarra (7-2, 2 KOs). Check out the Video at the end of the article.
The fight took place on the undercard of Shakur Stevenson and Oscar Valdez fight in Las Vegas, USA.
The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada was illuminated by chants of “Ali” as the grandson of “The People’s Champion” entered the ring. Walsh, 21, unleashed a left hook, straight-right combination that bounced Ibarra’s head off the mat. The referee crouched down to Ibarra and waved off the fight after approximately two seconds of consideration.
On social media, everyone was thrilled with the power of Ali’s grandson:
“What a punch! I always feel sorry for the fighter who lost by knockout. He’s been training for weeks to get it over in 3 minutes.”
“Nico is developing very well. Awesome knockout.”
“Started getting worried about this guy’s name, but he’s getting better every fight.”
Mohammed Ali’s grandson made his boxing debut last August – he performed in his grandfather’s 1960s shorts and knocked out Jordan Weeks in 70 seconds.
Nico Walsh is the son of Mohammed Rashida’s daughter. He was born in 2000, when Ali had already finished his career 19 years ago, but Nico still tied his life to boxing. Walsh told his grandfather he wanted to be a boxer, and then showed him videos of sparring.
Walsh made his professional boxing debut in August 2021 when defeated Jordan Weeks via a first-round knockout. His overall record is 5-0 with four of those coming by knockout or TKO. The Chicago native works with Tyson Fury’s current trainer, SugarHill Steward, and previously trained alongside world-renowned Abel Sanchez.
Mohammed Ali’s grandson knocked out his opponent in the first round video bellow: