Nico Ali Walsh, Muhammed Ali's grandson, wins his professional boxing debut.

On Saturday, Nico Ali Walsh, the grandson of former heavyweight champion and boxing legend Muhammad Ali, defeated Jordan Weeks in his professional boxing debut via technical knockout.
Ali Walsh, a middleweight fighter, is the son of Robert Walsh and Muhammad Ali's daughter Rasheda Ali Walsh.
In June, the 21-year-old inked a contract with Bob Arum's Top Rank Boxing, ahead of his first professional bout in Oklahoma.
Ali Walsh, who was dressed in trunks fashioned for his renowned grandfather in the 1960s, knocked out Weeks midway through the first round before the fight was stopped at 1:49.
Nico Ali Walsh, the grandson of boxing superstar Muhammad Ali, has won on his professional debut. The 21-year-old defeated Jordan Weeks through first-round technical knockout in Oklohama. When he makes his pro debut tonight, he will be wearing a pair of his grandfather Muhammad Ali's trunks from the 1960s.
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I'm missing him.
'It's been an emotional road,' Ali Walsh said, according to ESPN.
'I think me and him (Weeks) made some history tonight,' she says.
Muhammad Ali, often known as 'The Greatest,' died in June 2016 after a long battle with cancer.
He became one of the most well-known characters of the twentieth century thanks to his record-setting boxing career, unrivaled flare for spectacle, and controversial positions.
Ali Walsh (L) wore the same boxing shorts as his famed father (R) in the 1960s. The American is the son of Ali's daughter Rasheda Ali Walsh, and the two hugged after the battle. Ali Walsh photographed with his legendary grandfather, the man nicknamed 'The Greatest,' who died in 2016. Ali Walsh, who is attempting to follow in his grandfather's footsteps into professional boxing, claimed Muhammad Ali was 'the best'.
'It appears to be a lot of pressure; to me, it's just my grandfather,' Ali Walsh, a Las Vegas native, said.
'He's the greatest boxer and possibly the greatest person who ever lived,' Walsh remarked.
'I'm never going to wear these trunks again,' he declared.




I hate that I can't label Marvel's Shang-Chi a must-see.

I hate that I can't label Marvel's Shang-Chi a must-see.

Like Black Panther before it, Shang-Chi lays its groundwork in the best elements of a Marvel movie and then elevates them with specificity all its own. It's hard to recommend Shang-Chi as a must-see when seeing it may, preposterously, be a life-or-death decision. Chapek indicated Shang-Chi would head to Disney Plus right after its 45-day window in theaters, setting it up to be available to stream there in mid-October. Plus, Disney Plus doesn't specify how many people watch its titles. But, if you can do it safely, Shang-Chi is a movie worth going back to a theater to see.

Chelsea is in negotiations with Atletico Madrid's Saul about a loan deal, while Manchester United is also intrigued, according to reports.

Chelsea is in negotiations with Atletico Madrid's Saul about a loan deal, while Manchester United is also intrigued, according to reports.

Luis Garcia discusses Angel Correa's quick start for Atletico Madrid in LaLiga as Luis Suarez returns to fitness. (1:00)Chelsea are in talks with Atletico Madrid over the signing of Saul Niguez on a season-long loan with an option to buy, sources have told ESPN. Sources have told ESPN that Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel isn't pushing hard for the move as he is happy with his squad. Saul Niguez has been a key player during Diego Simeone's reign at Atletico Madrid. He started just 22 LaLiga games, often featuring on the left-hand side, and sources told ESPN that his performance over the last 18 months had not met expectations.

Your questions answered in a special mailbag - Football Weekly

Your questions answered in a special mailbag - Football Weekly

Rate, review, share on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Audioboom, Mixcloud, Acast and Stitcher, and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and email. On the podcast today: the panel answer a host of your questions. Should the World Cup really be held in Qatar? And where would Manchester United finish in the table if the Football Weekly panellists were in charge? Plus: Jonathan Wilson puts together his TV detective XI, flat chat and an update on the whereabouts of Barry’s Carabao Cup Box.

Tuesday's lesson: Vic Fangio and Brandon Staley's system of 'playing gap and a half' - The Athletic

Tuesday's lesson: Vic Fangio and Brandon Staley's system of 'playing gap and a half' - The Athletic

Last season, led by then-defensive coordinator Brandon Staley, the Rams finished the season as the fourth-best team in defensive DVOA, Football Outsider’s metric for efficiency. They did so by focusing their resources more on stopping the pass than the run, playing a ton of two-deep safety defenses with light boxes. Despite routinely not loading up the box with eight defenders, the Rams still finished third in defensive DVOA against the run. What Staley (now head coach of the Chargers ) is doing isn’t exactly new — a lot of it came from Broncos head coach Vic Fangio, and Fangio was influenced by many coaches before him. The way Fangio and Staley apply and adapt these principles to the modern game is what makes their defenses effective.

In a legal dispute with Disney, Marvel's Elizabeth Olsen compliments Scarlett Johansson.

In a legal dispute with Disney, Marvel's Elizabeth Olsen compliments Scarlett Johansson.

Scarlett Johansson’s lawsuit against Disney over Black Widow has received support from fellow actor Elizabeth Olsen, who plays Scarlet Witch in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Olsen (who is currently starring in Marvel’s WandaVision series on Disney+) said that Johansson was “so tough” and “when I read [about the legal action] I was like, ‘good for you Scarlett’”. She added that “when it comes to actors and their earnings, I mean, that’s just, that’s just all contracts. Disney denies it breached the agreement with Johansson, saying that her contract did not guarantee an “exclusive theatrical release”. Olsen’s fellow actor Jason Sudeikis, co-creator and star of streaming series Ted Lasso, also expressed his admiration for Johansson in the same interview, saying “it is appropriately bad-ass and on brand”.