Laila Ali born Laila Amaria Ali is the eighth child and the youngest daughter to the late legendary boxing champion Muhammad Ali. Born on December 30, 1977, in Miami Beach, Florida, Laila is an American professional boxer who has since retired having completed from 1999 to 2007. Laila’s mother was Muhammad’s third wife, Veronica Porché Ali. Laila is a graduate of California's Santa Monica College with a business degree and operated her own nail salon as a teenager before she got involved with boxing. Her height is 5 Feet 8 Inch and she has a net worth of $10 million all from an astounding boxing career. Laila has a number of siblings from her mother while the others are from the other wives that her father had over the years. Laila has also appeared on a number of television channels as a fitness correspondent, a contestant and a co-host of American Gladiators.
Laila’s professional career highlights
American professionalÂ boxer- Laila AliÂ followed in her father legendary boxer Muhammad Ali footsteps and built her own reputation as a boxing champion. At 21 years of age, Laila made her professional boxing debut in a bout against April Fowler on October 8, 1999. Within 31 seconds into the fightâs first round Laila had already knocked out her opponent. Since then onwards, Laila faced off many famous opponents in womenâs boxing defeating Jacqui Frazier-Lyde, daughter of boxer Joe Frazier in 2001. In one year alone in 2002, Laila received three titles the Womenâs International Boxing Association, the International Womenâs Boxing Federation and Super MiddleweightÂ Champion givenÂ by the International Boxing Association. To add to that, two years later she was named the International Womenâs Boxing Federationâs Light Heavyweight. Laila had her last fight on February 3, 2007, in Johannesburg, South Africa knocking out her opponent Gwendolyn OâNeil in the first round. 5 Feet 8 Inch tall Laila finished her successful boxing career with a 24-0 record that included 21 knockouts with a net worth of around $10 million.Â Â
Laila Ali’s marriages
On August 27, 2000, Laila Ali got married to Johnny "Yahya" McClain whom he met through her sister Hana at a birthday party. McClain was also Lailaâs manager and at the time he helped her extensively to shape her boxing career. However, the two got divorced in late 2005 and McClain stopped being Lailaâs manager. 2 years laterÂ Laila got married to former NFL player Curtis ConwayÂ on July 23, 2007, in Los Angeles. Together they have two children; a son Curtis Muhammad Conway, Jr., and a daughter Sydney Jurldine Conway. Laila also is a mother to her husbandâs three children: twin sons Cameron and Kelton and daughter Leilani.
Laila is an established multimedia personality
Laila Ali is notÂ only an American professional boxer but is also a recognized multimedia personality. She has written a motivational memoir titled Reach! : Finding Strength, Spirit, and Personal Power. Over the years, Laila has released a number of workout videos in collaboration with famed boxer Sugar Ray Leonard. Besides that, she has made appearances on The Early Show on CBS as a health and fitness correspondent. The most memorable television appearance that Laila has profiles is the one that took place in 2007 during the season of Dancing with the Stars on ABC. She has also co-hosted NBCâs American Gladiators with wrestler Hulk Hogan and currently co-hosts Everyday Health program on ABC.