Is Laila Ali related to the famous boxer Muhammad Ali?
Yes! she is the daughter of a famous boxer, and like her father, she was a boxer. Laila is Ali’s eighth child, born to him by his third wife Veronica Porsche Ali on December 30, 1977, in Miami Beach, Florida, but raised by her older sister in Southern California.
She attended Hamilton High School in L.A. before going to Saint Monica College where she earned a degree in Business Administration. During her studies, she worked in a salon as a manicurist.
Laila Ali Boxing Career And Records
Laila immersed herself in boxing at the age of eighteen and made her intentions known during her interview on the show Good Morning America, hosted by Diane Sawyer. Her decision was not well received by her father, who asked her to drop the “dangerous venture”. But Laila would rather do anything but give up her dreams of becoming a boxer.
Her first fight was against April Fowler at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino, New York, in October 1999, and it attracted a large number of spectators and journalists who did not leave disappointed because Laila won the fight. Her next fight was against Shadina Pennybaker at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort, Chester, West Virginia, and again she won.
In 2003 she defeated her idol, Christy Martin, with a knockout in 4 rounds. The following year she defeated Monica Nunez in her father’s birthplace, Louisville. Laila Ali had a very successful boxing career and retired undefeated. She planned a world tour, which unfortunately never took place. Her last fight took place in 2007 against Gwendolyn O’Neil in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Laila is the holder of several titles such as WBC, WIBA, IWBF, and IBA in the female super middleweight and IWBF title in the light heavyweight. Twice (2002, 2004) she received the IBA title in female super middleweight and the WBC title in world super middleweight. Ali was the second woman to win the WBC title, the first was Jackie Nava. In 2012 she was awarded the Awakening Outstanding Contribution Award (AOCA).
In addition to boxing, Laila also has acting talent and has acted in several movies, and hosted several TV shows. Together with Hulk Hogan, she was co-host of NBC’s American Gladiators. She also co-hosted EveryDay Health on the ABS network with Ethan Zohn and Jena Morasca. She is co-author of a motivational book for young people called Reach! Finding, Spiritual and Personal Power.
In 2007 she appeared in the fourth season of Dancing with the Stars – a television show. Later that year she was in an episode of Yo Gabba Gabba Gabba! – an educational live-action/doll television show for children. The following year she appeared on CBS as a correspondent on the Early Show. She also hosted the reality show The N’s Student Body and appeared on the NBC reality series The Biggest Losers. Ali was also in E! talk show series “Fashion Police” and hosted the show “All In With Laila Ali”.
Laila Ali Net Worth
Laila Ali’s net worth is estimated to be approximately $10 million. The income will come from her boxing career as well as from her numerous television appearances.
Laila Ali’s Husband And Family Life
Laila was married twice. Her first marriage was to Johnny Yahya McLain, a boxing promoter she met on her father’s 57th birthday. birthday of her father. Her sister Hana introduced them to each other. McLain was later to become Lailas’ manager. They married in 2000, but it only lasted five years. When Ali and McLain got divorced in 2005, he stopped being her manager.
Ali is currently married to former NFL player Curtis Conway. The couple has been married since 2007 and their union is blessed with two adorable children: a son Curtis Muhammad Conway Jr. born August 26, 2008, and a daughter Sydney J. Conway born April 11, 2011. Laila Ali is also the stepmother of Conway’s three children (twin sons Cameron and Kelton and daughter Leilani) from his previous marriage.
Her family recently appeared on the successful reality TV show Celebrity Wife Swap, where she swapped lives with singing legend Angie Stone for a whole week.
The former boxer and mother of two children stands 178 cm (178 cm) high and weighs 154 lbs, i.e. 70 kg.