Grandson of Muhammad Ali returns to PFL in April: “Want to get as many fights as I can”
Amateur MMA fighter Biaggio Ali Walsh, grandson of the legendary Muhammad Ali, wants to get as much experience as possible before becoming a professional fighter.
The 22-year-old made his high profile PFL debut in November last year, with an impressive first-round knockout. On April 7, he returns with his second fight in the promotion as he faces Isiah Figueroa in an amateur bout at 2023 PFL 2.
Even though he’s already fighting at the big stages, he’s in no rush to make his professional debut.
“I’m not talking about turning pro until I’m ready to turn pro,” Walsh said at the recent PFL media day. “Right now I just want to get as many fights as I can until I feel and my coach feels that I’m ready to turn pro.”
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The young fighter claimed that whenever his head coach, Dennis Davis, thinks he’s ready to take the step to professional fighting, he will be down for it.
“I do know that fighting as an amateur on the PFL and being able to fight on a stage like now is preparing me for pro,” Walsh said.
“I think once I turn pro, I’m gonna be a little bit used to the stage and the lights and what not, because that plays a big part in a fight too. But to be able to do this as an amateur is definitely preparing me for pro.”
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