Nico Ali Walsh entered the same ring where his grandfather, Muhammad Ali, shared some of his greatest moments.
And just like his grandfather, Ali Walsh exited the Madison Square Garden ring a winner.
Ali Walsh, 21, defeated Reyes Sanchez, to improve to 3-0 in his young boxing career. It was the first time one of his fights went the distance, coming out on top via majority decision. It marked the first loss of Sanchez’s career, who entered the night 6-0.
“It was an honor to fight here,” Ali Walsh said after the fight. “I’m just looking to build off every single fight. I’m looking to learn and improve every single fight. I’ve already reached the pinnacle having fought here.”
Fifty years after his grandfather’s famous “Fight of the Century” at MSG, another Ali has his Garden moment.