About this Famous Person
Retired American professional boxer
Source : Tim DOWLING
She is the daughter of retired heavyweight boxing legend Muhammad Ali of his third wife, Veronica Porsche Ali. Laila is the second to last of her father's nine children and his youngest daughter.
Ali began boxing when she was 15 years old, after having first noticed women's boxing when watching a Christy Martin fight. She first publicized her decision to become a professional boxer in a Good Morning America interview with Diane Sawyer. On the show Ali shared, "I've been contemplating doing it since I was 18, ever since I found out that women boxed."When she first told her father, Muhammad Ali, that she was planning to box professionally, he was unhappy about her entering such a dangerous profession. However, Laila assured him she would be fighting women, not men, and she had his genetics.