Muhammad Ali’s grandson Nico Ali Walsh wins his first fight via TKO

Nico Ali Walsh after one-round win: “It seems like a lot of pressure but, to me, he’s just my grandfather. To the crowd he is the greatest fighter who ever lived and maybe the greatest person. To me? He’s the greatest grandfather!”

Ali Walsh clocked his opponent Jordan Weeks with a right hand to knock him down inside 90 seconds of the opening bell.

He landed the same punch immediately as Weeks got back to his feet, again badly hurting his foe.

Ali Walsh sensed the early stoppage and unloaded a barrage of punches, forcing the referee to intervene with less than two minutes of the first round gone. His mother Rasheda, the second-oldest of Ali’s nine children, celebrated at ringside as Ali Walsh posed in a similar way to his legendary grandfather after winning.

In his corner was Sugarhill Steward, who also trains Tyson Fury.

Ali Walsh said about his grandfather after winning: “I’ve been thinking about him so much. I miss him.

“It seems like a lot of pressure but, to me, he’s just my grandfather. To the crowd he is the greatest fighter who ever lived and maybe the greatest person.

“To me? He’s the greatest grandfather!”

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