Nico Ali Walsh made a strong pro debut on Saturday night, winning the first round and paying tribute to his grandfather, Muhammad Ali.
Ali Walsh, who was wearing trunks intended for his grandfather, knocked out his outmatched opponent midway through the first round before the middleweight bout was called off at 1:49 of the second round after Ali Walsh landed unanswered punches to the head.
VISIT FOXNEWS.COM FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE. "This whole voyage has been an emotional roller coaster," Ali Walsh said.
"Clearly, I've been thinking a lot about my grandfather."
"I mourn him," Ali Walsh, a 21-year-old college student, said. "The battle between Ali Walsh and Jordan Weeks was remarkable not because of anything they did in the ring, but because Ali Walsh was attempting to follow in his grandfather's enormous footsteps into boxing."
Despite this, Ali Walsh showed decent for a relative newcomer, displaying good hand speed and power versus Weeks, an MMA fighter who had been knocked out in his previous boxing encounter.
Following the fight, Ali Walsh and 89-year-old promoter Bob Arum, who promoted 27 of Muhammad Ali's fights, celebrated with family members in the ring.
DOWNLOAD THE FOX NEWS APP HERE "I believe in DNA," Arum stated.
The white trunks with black lining, according to Ali Walsh, were fashioned for his grandfather, who gifted them to him.
"I'm never going to wear these trunks again," he declared.
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