Muhammad Ali’s grandsons Biaggio and Nico want to make history by becoming world champions in MMA and boxing

MUHAMMAD ALI’S grandson Biaggio wants to make history together with his brother Nico.

Biaggio Ali Walsh is a 3-1 amateur MMA contender, while Nico is a pro boxer whose record of nine fights was only tarnished by a draw.

Muhammad Ali's grandson Biaggio is an amateur MMA contender


Muhammad Ali’s grandson Biaggio is an amateur MMA contenderCredit: Cooper Neill/PFL
Nico Ali Walsh is a professional middleweight boxer


Nico Ali Walsh is a professional middleweight boxerPhoto credit: EPA

The Klitschko brothers have been heavyweight rulers for over a decade, while the Charlos currently hold both world titles.

Also in MMA, the Nogueiras were champions and pioneers of modern Brazilian Ju-Jitsu.

But never before have two brothers ruled boxing and MMA individually at the same time – the Ali Walshs want to change that.

Biaggio, 24, told SunSport: “I believe deep in my heart that I and my brother have been given a gift and the ability to fight is that gift.”

“I really believe in that and that one day we will both be champions.

“I don’t think it’s that fast, I don’t know how to get there, I don’t know when it’s going to happen or anything, I just know it’s going to happen.”

Nico, 22, boxed as an amateur before turning pro in 2021 alongside Hall of Famer promoter Bob Arum, who had worked with Ali over 50 years prior.

But for Biaggio, a career in MMA only materialized after he gave up his NFL dream in 2019.


He is now signed to the Professional Fighters League as an amateur contender.

And Biaggio’s bond with Nico has only been strengthened through the sport – given that they were at each other’s throats as children.

He said: “Nico knows how to get under my skin! When we were young he was always getting under my skin and really pulling it out of me.

“But we’ve always been close. I think the sport has only brought us closer, we’re very supportive of each other.

“We talk about weight issues, we talk about fights, we really talk about everything. He’s my brother, it’s a normal thing for us.

“But we’ve always been very close. It’s a blessing, I’m very grateful to have someone to relate to. And it’s just the two of us, I don’t have any other siblings.”

Because Biaggio hasn’t turned pro, he won’t be able to compete in the PFL’s $1M Winner-Take-All season, which consists of qualifying and knockout stages.

But he had two amateur bouts with the PFLand returners next Friday against Travell Miller in the latest of his experience-building bouts.

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Biaggio said: “I’m still trying to find the right mentality and the right style, I’m still trying to gain as much experience as possible.”

“So when I go into this fight, I just want to fight. It’s kind of hard to convey, I just want to fight and get as much experience as possible.”

Biaggio Ali Walsh has won twice in the PFL


Biaggio Ali Walsh has won twice in the PFLCredit: Matt Ferris/PFL


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