Nico Ali
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The promising Nico Ali Walsh, 21, sent Alejandro Ibarra to the mat with an impressive sequence in Las Vegas.

The road is still long to reach the top of boxing like his illustrious grandfather. But Nico Ali Walsh already has, at 21 years old, some assets confirming his status as champion in the making.

The middleweight won its fifth fight in Las Vegas on Saturday, marking the spirits with a superb knockout inflicted in the first round against Alejandro Ibarra.

The American sent his compatriot to the mat on a terrible left-right sequence forcing the referee to end the confrontation.

A promising performance even if the Chicago native is only at the beginning of his career among the professionals who joined in August 2021 only.

Nico Ali Walsh won four of his five fights by KO by performing in the mythical hall of Madison Square Garden in New York last December, where his grandfather had distinguished himself more than 50 years ago.

In March 1971, “The Greatest” faced Joe Frazier for the world heavyweight title. The clash, nicknamed at the time “The Fight of the Century,” was won by Frazier, who inflicted his first professional defeat on Muhammad Ali.

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