Muhammad Ali's daughter and grandchildren pay tribute to the late professional boxer at LA exhibit
Laila Ali, one of the nine children that the late boxer Muhammad Ali had, took to Instagram to honor her father. Her children also took part in the post.
In the first clip of the slideshow, Laila’s two children Curtis Muhammad Conway Jr. and Sydney Jurldine Conway appeared fighting. The seven-year-old girl, who was the one throwing some punches, was wearing boxing gloves while the 10-year-old boy was dodging and receiving them.
For the second photo, Curtis appeared placing his hand on a mold of Muhammad’s hand, which was clearly bigger than the boy’s. In the third clip, Sydney was shown punching a heavy bag while Laila, who is a former boxer, was encouraging her.
THE REST OF THE PHOTOS
After that, she turned the camera to show more elements of the place where she and her children were, the Muhammad Ali exhibit at the Beverly Center in Los Angeles, California.
In the next picture, Sydney appeared posing next to a poster showing a fictional fight between Muhammad and Superman. For the final photo, Curtis posed in front of a wall with several images of his late grandfather, demonstrating his uncanny resemblance.
For the caption, Laila wrote, “My kids enjoyed seeing their Papa’s exhibit today at the Beverly Center. It's there for a limited time! Check it out if you’re in the LA area. 5000 square feet of #MuhammadAli history.”
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Happy birthday to my dad and the GOAT 🎉 🎉 🎉 His special #AilExhibit runs until the Feb 3 at the @BeverlyCenterExhibit. If you’re in Los Angeles area check it out!🥊 #AliExhibit #boxing #muhammadali #goat #legend #exhibit #civilrights #motivation #boxinglife #losangeles #la #greatestofalltime
Laila is the second-youngest child of the boxing legend. She followed in her father’s footsteps and made her ring debut in October 1999. In 2007, she retired undefeated having held the WBC, WIBA, IWBF, and IBA female super middleweight titles, as well as the IWBF light heavyweight title.
After that, she focused on cooking so much that she even released a cookbook titled "Food for Life." During an interview Laila had with People, she revealed that her father wasn’t a fan of cooking; he would just eat.
LAILA’S MEMORIES OF HER FATHER
“I remember when I was young, my dad would pick me up from school and take me to the burger joint on the corner. They knew him there, they’d call out, ‘Hey champ!’ when we walked in. My dad LOVED burgers,” Laila recalled.
Thanks to all those moments she lived with her father, she focused her time on recreating her father’s favorite meal and including it in her cookbook, which she jokingly named “The Greatest of All Time Burger.”
LAILA’S CAR ACCIDENT
In December 2018, Laila made headlines in a negative way, unfortunately, when she accidentally hit an elderly pedestrian with her car and sent him to the hospital. It happened at the parking lot of the Calabasas Commons in California.
Paramedics and LA County Sheriff’s deputies were immediately called to the scene. The man was treated at the scene and then taken by ambulance to the hospital, where they found he was in stable condition.
Laila was not arrested as police believe the incident was accidental, not criminal. Soon after the accident, she took to social media (she deleted the post later) to point out that she was praying that the elderly man was fine.