Watch Muhammad Ali's grandson Nico Ali Walsh win sixth fight with brutal body shot KO leaving proud mum Rasheda in tears | The Sun
MUHAMMAD ALI's grandson recorded the sixth win of his professional boxing career with a brutal body shot KO, leaving mum Rasheda in tears.
Nico Ali Walsh, 22, stopped Reyes Sanchez in the second round with a pair of brutal body shots inside the same arena where grandfather Ali had his jaw broken by Ken Norton in his 1973 loss.
It was the second meeting between Walsh and Sanchez, with the pair first squaring off in the legend's grandson's third professional fight.
Sanchez, 30, took Walsh the distance in their first meeting but was dispatched comfortably in the rematch.
The win left Walsh's anxious mum Rasheda in tears.
In his post-match interview, Walsh said: "It was so gratifying, Timothy Bradley called the shot in the fighter meetings.
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"It was a beautiful shot, it was the shot I was looking for and dreaming about. It happened because I worked so hard for it.
"I feel amazing. This is a special win because of course it was a rematch.
"It was everything I've been working towards, my hard work has shown in the ring I want everyone to see that it's a new me and I think you saw that.
"I've got to thank my coaches and [promoter] Bob Arum, these are geniuses behind every single fight."
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The fight was Walsh's first appearance inside the squared circle since scoring a one-punch knockout in his fifth pro outing against Alejandro Ibarra earlier this year.
Walsh racked up his first four wins in the space of four months.
He secured consecutive knockout wins against Jordan Weeks and James Westley, before he was taken the distance by Sanchez in his fourth.
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