logo
Getty Images
Source: Getty Images

See Muhammad Ali's Daughter Laila's Impressive Boxing Skills That Prove She Has Still Got It

Tichafa Chidzonga
Jun 07, 2020
11:00 P.M.
Share this pen
FacebookFacebookTwitterTwitterLinkedInLinkedInEmailEmail

Laila Ali, the daughter of boxing legend, Muhammad Ali, let off some steam on a punching bag as she showed off her impressive boxing moves.

Advertisement

It has been 13 years since Laila Ali, the daughter of boxing legend, Muhammad Ali, and a record-breaker in her own right last took to the boxing ring for a professional match.

In the years since her retirement, Laila has continued to support the boxing industry. She has turned her love for sports into health and wellness products.

Advertisement

Laila hasn't completely hung up her boxing gloves since pursuing a life outside of the ring. She also maintains a regular workout routine that is mostly inspired by her boxing roots.

In a recent video, she showed off her impressive strength and revealed that boxing is another way to help her let off a lot of steam.

Advertisement

With Kendrick Lamar's hit song "Loyalty" playing in the background, Laila looked focused as she swung several knockout punches on the bag in front of her.

"Great way to let off steam. May God bless you and your family," said one of her fans. Another fan praised her skill and added, "still got it, champ." Laila got into a little friendly banter with her brother-in-law Kevin Casey, who is married to her sister, Hana Ali.

Kevin Casey commented on a video of Laila Ali practicing on a punching bag | Source: Instagram.com/thereallailaali

Kevin Casey commented on a video of Laila Ali practicing on a punching bag | Source: Instagram.com/thereallailaali

Advertisement

During an interview with

WBUR-FM

, Laila revealed that her father wasn't supportive of boxing career when she started training as a teenager.

She admitted that contrary to the idea that people assumed she fell in love with boxing by watching Muhammad, she said it was seeing a woman box for the first time inspired her to join the sport.

Advertisement

Laila said she started training in secret, and Muhammad found out about her boxing when she was in the process of going professional. While recalling their conservation, he told her that he wasn't supportive of women boxing.

Laila said her father was concerned about her getting knocked out during a fight. In her response to him at the time, she said, "well, if I get knocked down, I'm going to get back up, just like you did."

Advertisement

Muhammad's worries about Laila getting knocked out during a fight would never happen. According to The New York Times, Laila ended her career with an unbeaten record that left her undefeated.

While reflecting on her career, Laila also recalled her mother, saying that her success in boxing helped change the way her father viewed women and boxing, something she took as a major accomplishment.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Boy Runs into Huge Box on Doorstep in the Winter Cold, Hears Loud Cry from Inside — Story of the Day

February 01, 2022

Homeless Man Who Left His Sister 38 Years Ago Returns to Her with an Old Box from Their Father – Story of the Day

April 07, 2022

Man Gifts His Sweetheart a Little Blue Box, She Only Opens It 50 Years after They Split — Story of the Day

February 09, 2022

Rich Woman Mocks Cleaner Who Is in Love with Her, until He Saves Her on the Street – Story of the Day

February 12, 2022