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Muhammad Ali’s grandson Nico Ali Walsh wins first professional fight wearing shorts given to him by legendary boxer

MUHAMMAD ALI’S grandson Nico Ali Walsh has won his first professional fight wearing a pair of shorts that his legendary relative gave him.

The younger Ali Walsh followed in his late, great, grandfather’s footsteps by ending the brawl with Jordan Weeks in the first round in Catoosa, Oklahoma.

Ali's grandson Nico Ali Walsh cruised to victory in his first ever professional boxing fight

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Ali’s grandson Nico Ali Walsh cruised to victory in his first ever professional boxing fightCredit: AP
Muhammad Ali gave to Wash the shorts that he wore on Saturday night

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Muhammad Ali gave to Wash the shorts that he wore on Saturday nightCredit: Getty
Nico Ali Walsh celebrates his comfortable victory

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Nico Ali Walsh celebrates his comfortable victoryCredit: AP

Ali Walsh, who’s the son of Ali’s daughter Rasheda, wasted no time showing the world boxing’s in his DNA and sent Weeks to the canvas in their middleweight bout after just 70 seconds.

His early ferociousness was enough for the referee to stop the fight when the first round was over.

An emotional Nico tributed his emphatic victory to his iconic grandfather who he misses tremendously.

After the fight, the 21-year-old said: “It’s just an emotional journey, this whole ride. This lived up completely to my expectations.

“Obviously, my grandfather, I’ve been thinking about him so much. I miss him.”

He was joined in celebrating his win by the legendary Bob Arum, who promoted 27 of Muhammad’s fights in his boxing prime.

Nico Ali Walsh lands a right had in his brutal win

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Nico Ali Walsh lands a right had in his brutal winCredit: AP
Jordan Weeks was outclassed by Nico Ali Walsh

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Jordan Weeks was outclassed by Nico Ali WalshCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Rasheda Ali Walsh stands near the ring after her son Nico Ali Walsh defeated Jordan Weeks

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Rasheda Ali Walsh stands near the ring after her son Nico Ali Walsh defeated Jordan WeeksCredit: AP
Muhammad Ali was the greatest boxer of all time

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Muhammad Ali was the greatest boxer of all time

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Ali Walsh signed up to Arum’s Top Rank company in June after 30 amateur bouts.

And under the mentorship of Tyson Fury’s trainer, Javan ‘Sugarhill’ Steward, he’s blossomed into the real deal.

But despite getting all the perks that come with being Ali’s kin, Ali Walsh also admitted it can be a curse sometimes as everyone wants to knock him out.

He said: “Everyone wants to knockout Muhammad Ali’s grandson. I would never tell anyone who I was but they’d always find out.

“I say being Muhammad Ali’s grandson is a blessing and a curse and that falls under the curse category.”

Muhammad Ali died in 2016, aged 74, and is widely acknowledged as the greatest boxer of all time.

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