Laila Ali is an American television personality and retired professional boxer who came to prominence as one of the greatest female boxers of all time. She has held titles such as WIBA, WBC, IWBF, and IBA female super middleweight.
|Full Name:||Laila Amaria Ali|
|Date of Birth:||December 30, 1977|
|Place of Birth:||Miami Beach, Florida, U.S|
|Occupation:||TV Personality, Retired Boxer|
|Parents:||Muhammad Ali, Veronica Porche Ali|
|Siblings:||Maryum Ali, Muhammad Ali Jr., Rasheda Ali, Hana Ali, Miyah Ali, Jamilah Ali, Khaliah Ali|
|Husband:||Johnny McClain (m. 2000-2005), Curtis Conway (m. 2007)|
|Children:||Curtis Muhammad Conway Jr., Sydney J. Conway|
|Height:||5 feet 10 in|
|Net Worth:||$11 million|
Laila Ali was born Laila Amaria Ali on December 30, 1977, in Miami Beach, Florida, United States. She is the daughter of the boxer, Muhammad Ali and his third wife Veronica Porche Ali.
She obtained a business degree from California’s Santa Monica College.
Laila owned a nail salon before she started boxing at the age of 18.
She made her professional debut on October 8, 1999, in a match with April Fowler of Michigan City, Indiana. Ali knocked out Fowler at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino on the Oneida Indian Nation in Verona, New York.
She won her second match against Shadina Pennybaker by a TKO with only 3 seconds left on the clock.
Ali fought with Jacqui Frazier on June 8, 2001, and won by a majority judge’s decision in eight rounds. The match became the first main event pay-per-view match between two women.
She was away from the boxing scene for a year and came back on June 7, 2002, to beat Shirvelle Wiliams in a six-round decision.
On August 17, 2002, Ali won the IBA title with a second-round knockout if Suzette Taylor. She retained that title and unified the crown by adding the WIBA and IWBF belts with an eight-round TKO win over her division’s other world champion, Valerie Mahfood.
She retained her wod title knocking out Nikki Epilon on July 17, 2004. She added the IWBF Light Heavyweight title to her record after beating Gwendolyn O’Neil by a knockout in three rounds.
She beat Erin Toughill in a round three to stay undefeated and won the World Boxing Council title on June 11, 2005, which became an addition to defending her WIBA crown. She also became the second woman to win a WBC title after Jackie Nava.
She has also recorded victory over likes of Anne Wolfe, Shelley Burton, and of course her last professional fight with O’Neil. She retired from professional boxing in 2007
Ali made an appearance in an episode of The Jersey called “Bad Girl”, in 2000. She followed up with an appearance on the UPN sitcoms One on One and Girlfriends, in 2002.
She was a participant in season four of the television show Dancing with the Stars in mid-2007.
As a television personality, she hosted the revival of American Gladiators alongside Hulk Hogan. She also joined the CBS team as a contributing correspondent on The Early Show. She became a co-host Everyday Health with Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca, in 2012.
Ali has been the host of the DIY series Home Made Simple on the Oprah Winfrey Network since 2017, and also voiced herself in the Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? episode “The Crown Jewel of Boxing”, in 2020.
Laila Ali got married to Johnny McClain on August 27, 2000, and divorced in late 2005.
She later got married to former NFL player, Curtis Conway, on July 23, 2007, and they have two children together. She is also the stepmother of Conway’s three children.
Laila Ali is active on social media. She is on Instagram, @thereallailaali, and Twitter, @TheRealLailaAli
Laila Ali earns her career as a television personality. She has an estimated net worth of $11 million.
Frequently asked questions
Below are some frequently asked questions about Laila Ali:
Who is Laila Ali?
Laila Ali is an American TV personality and retired professional boxer who became known as one of the greatest female boxers of all time.
How old is Laila Ali?
She was born on December 30, 1977. She became 45 years of age as of 2022.
Where is Laila Ali from?
She is from Miami Beach, Florida, United States
What is Laila Ali’s height?
She stands at a height of 5 feet 10 in.
Is Laila Ali married?
She got married to Curtis Conway in 2007.
What is Laila Ali’s Net Worth?
Laila Ali has an estimated net worth of $11 million.