Boxing legend Muhammad Ali’s grandson did not have the ideal start to this combat sporting career. Biaggio Ali Walsh, in fact, registered a second-round defeat in his maiden fight in the week gone by. It was a decision from Ali Walsh that surprised several keeping a close eye on the game when he announced that he would make his debut on June 3.
For the unversed, Biaggio Ali Walsh’s brother Nico Ali Walsh was already into boxing but no one had a clue when Biaggio also made up his mind to enter this arena. While Biaggio faced a defeat in his first match, this is in contrast to Nico Ali Walsh’s record who too is taking initial steps into his career but has a 5-0 record which includes four knockouts as a professional middleweight division boxer.
Nico is currently training with SugarHill Steward who also trains Tyson Fury and if his dedication and the results that he has so far managed to produce is anything to go by, the 21-year-old looks set to have a great career ahead of him. Biaggio, by contrast, wasn’t initially involved in the sport and is older to Nico aged 23.
However, Biaggio’s venture into this sport came after he had finished playing football at the college level. But this was certainly not the start he would have been looking for. Yet there could be quite a few positives that he could take from his debut.
Firstly, Biaggio managed to show great character in the first round which wasn’t that bad for a debutant. It might have helped that his opponent Devin Rothwell was also a first-timer. Biaggio not only showed his brute power in round one but also was defensively strong but it was round two where things quickly went down the slope and resulted in Biaggio tapping out.