Laila Amaria Ali (born December 30, 1977) is an American television personality and former professional boxer who competed from 1999 to 2007. She is the daughter of Muhammad Ali and is the eighth of her father’s nine children.
Everybody knows Muhammad Ali as the GOAT (Greatest of All Time) in the boxing world. So, it is not surprising that one of his offspring followed in his footsteps. And that is just what his daughter did. At the age of 21, Laila announced that she was going to enter the boxing world. Ironically, her father expressed his dissatisfaction, saying that it is a very dangerous sport especially for women. Despite this, Laila went on to win her first bout by knockout within 30 seconds of the first round.
Laila Ali also got to fight Joe Frazier’s (also a boxing legend and Ali’s arch nemesis) daughter, Jackie Frazier-Lyde in 2001. The fight was known as Ali/Frazier IV as an indirect reference to their fathers’ trilogy fight. This fight is also the first ever pay-per-view fight headlined by women. Laila won the eight round fight by decision.