Ali’s grandson Nico Ali Walsh improves to 3-0.

Ali Walsh has been occupied in the ring since turning star four months prior

Nico Ali Walsh won his third battle of 2021 with a greater part choice over the already unbeaten Reyes Sanchez in a non-title middleweight battle on Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Ali Walsh, the grandson of Muhammad Ali, has been occupied in the ring since turning star four months prior. He improved to 3-0 by winning the four-round battle on two of the three adjudicators’ scorecards. One adjudicator gave Ali Walsh every one of the rounds while one more scored it even, 38-38. The third adjudicator had it 39-38.

Ali Walsh said he was excited to be battling in the notorious field where his granddad struggled Joe Frazier for the heavyweight title in March 1971.

“It is stunning,” the 21-year-old Ali Walsh said. “This (Garden) is a piece of history. Just to be in here, not to mention battling here, is a major honor.

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Ali Walsh handily won the first round, backing up Sanchez by releasing his hands and landing mixes. He hit Sanchez with a strong overhand right late in the second round that hurt the individual American contender. Sanchez figured out how to complete the second round and afterward conveyed his best round of the battle in the third.

Ali Walsh attempted to get the knockout in the fourth yet Sanchez ended up being a sly objective as the battle went to the scorecards.

Ali Walsh beat Jordan Weeks by a TKO in his professional introduction in August in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After two months he won by one more TKO over James Westley in Atlanta.

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