instantly recognized on every continent and in every culture. and his ongoing struggle with faltering steps and shaking hands raises troubling questions about boxing's safety.
If any of his children had become a boxer, their career would be a "human interest" story of a high order.
She later recalled that she had been inspired to train as a boxer by watching a televised fight between women boxers Christy Martin and Deirdre Gogarty in 1996.
Ali made her professional boxing debut at the age of 21, on October 8, 1999, in a bout against April Fowler.
After a troubled period in her teens, including time in a juvenile detention center, she earned a degree in business management at Santa Monica College.
She worked as a manicurist while attending school and then owned a nail salon.
Ali also won her second match by a TKO with only 3 seconds left on the clock.
Ali captured eight wins in a row and many boxing fans expressed a desire to see her square off in a boxing ring with George Foreman's daughter, Freeda Foreman or Joe Frazier's daughter, Jackie Frazier-Lyde.Laila "She Bee Stingin" Ali (5'10", 166 lbs) made her ring debut against April Fowler of Michigan City, Indiana, on October 8, 1999 at the Turning Stone Casino Convention Center on the Oneida Indian Nation in Verona, New York.Normally, a bout that pitted a novice with no amateur experience (Ali) against another (Fowler) who had been KO'd in the first round of her only previous pro fight wouldn't rate mention beyond the local newspaper.The power of the Ali name, which evokes memories of a remarkable fighter whose skills and personality captivated millions of boxing fans, is undeniable.And more than just these memories were evoked when Muhammad Ali himself went to Verona to watch his daughter fight.