Last week, Laila Ali shared an adorable and heartwarming post of herself alongside her kids, Curtis Jr. and Sydney on Instagram.
Laila Ali, daughter of former professional boxer Muhammad Ali, poses June 15, 2000 after knocking out her opponent Marjorie Jones in the first round at the Universal Amphitheater in Universal City, CA. | Photo: Getty Images
The post featured two sets of photos, which appeared to have been taken at different times, and saw Laila pose all-smiles with her kids.
However, while fans commended the doting mom and her cute children, the apparent similarity between the kids and their grandfather, Muhammed Ali, was a topic that was highlighted easily.
One person who commented on the post wrote that he thought the photo which featured Laila and her son, Curtis was actually a photo of a younger Muhammed Ali.
He went ahead to state the late boxer still lived on in his grandchild, while another described the children-duo as a reincarnation of their grandfather.
Laila captioned the post which has since its upload garnered over 18, 000 likes and hundreds of comments:
"I have a lot of titles… but being a mom is the one that I enjoy most! Have a peaceful weekend!"
She also tagged her husband and father to the kids, former NFL player Cutis Conway in the photo. Just like her father, Muhammed Ali, Laila has had a very successful stint in the ring.
Being his eighth child out of nine overall, she also took up a career in boxing and had a professional career that spanned from 1999 to 2007.
According to THE SUN, the legendary boxer resented her decision to take up a career in boxing at first.
"On her children's choice of career, interestingly, Laila isn't so optimistic as to them following the family's trail of boxing."
However, Laila went ahead and had a remarkable career bagging the WBC, IWBF, WIBA, IBA super-middleweight, and IWBF light-heavyweight titles.
Following her successful stint in boxing, Laila hung her gloves in 2007 and took on philanthropy.
As detailed by CNBC, her decision to do this was influenced by her father's dedication to giving back as it was his greatest gift to her. The publication also revealed that Laila hopes to instill the same attitude in her kids.
On her children's choice of career, interestingly, Laila isn't so optimistic as to them following the family's trail of boxing. If it has to be sports, she'll rather have them playing 'non-contact sports' such as tennis than boxing.
The mom disclosed this and several other family information in a previous interview with PARENTS.
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali poses with his daughter, Laila Ali, as they unveil a new wallscape for addidas | Photo: Getty Images
Well, who knows. Maybe her kids are indeed a reincarnation of the legendary Ali and will take the boxing world by storm in the future.