Laila Ali Net Worth 2020, Biography, Height, Weight, Career and Award.
Laila Ali Net Worth – Laila Amaria Ali, Better known as Laila Ali is the daughter of legendary boxing champion Muhammad Ali. In her career, she retired undefeated winning WBC, WIBA, IWBF, and IBA female super middleweight titles and the IWBF Light Heavyweight title.
Laila Ali was born on 30 December 1977 in Florida, US to the boxing legend Muhammad Ali and Veronica Porché Ali, the third wife of Muhammad Ali.
She is the eighth amongst her father’s nine children. She is an alumnus of Santa Monica College in California and holds a business degree.
She was into her own nail salon business before entering professional boxing. She was a rebellious child and sent to juvenile home when she stole her mother’s car.Career Laila Ali’s ring debut in 1999 was a high-profile event owing to her popularity as the daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali.
Her debut nearly coincided with the US state boxing commission sanctioning first ever male-female professional boxing bout as exhibition matches.
The timing of her debut and the sanction brought about more attention to women’s inclination towards professional boxing mostly dominated by men.
In 2001, Laila Ali faced Jackie Frazier-Lyde, daughter of another legendary boxer Joe Frazier with the match receiving wide publicity given the popular bouts fought by their fathers.
The event was termed the first ever main-event pay-per-view match between the two women. Ali beat Frazier in the eight rounds bout with a majority judges’ decision in her favor.
Her biggest match came through in 2003, when she was in the ring facing her inspiration Christy Martin. Ali won the match against Martin beating the latter with a knockout in four rounds.
Ali gave up professional boxing in 2007. In her last match, she faced Gwendolyn O’Neil in South Africa and claimed the match by technical knockout in the first round.
In 2007, Ali was one of the high-profile participants in ‘Dancing with the Stars’. Her performance on the show received wide appreciation given that she was a novice to dancing at that time. She finished third in the competition.
Laila Ali later continued her television appearances as a host alongside Hulk Hogan for the revival of American Gladiators in 2008.
The same year, she also appeared in the show ‘Celebrity Family Feud’ along with the cast of ‘American Gladiators’ and as a contributing correspondent on ‘The Early Show’.
In 2012, she started co-hosting ‘Everyday Health’ alongside Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca. The ABC show features the lives of normal people with health issues who were able to overcome their problems to do extraordinary things.
Later, she appeared in two of the celebrity reality shows ‘Stars Earn Stripes’ and the ‘Biggest Loser’ both aired on NBC in 2012 and 2013 respectively.
In 2013, she stepped in to co-host the talk show ‘Fashion Police’ on E! Channel as a temporary replacement for Giuliana Rancic, when the latter took her time off for maternity reasons.
Height and Weight
Laila Ali has a height of 5 feet 10 inches. Her body weighs 70kg. She has dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. Furthermore, her body measurements are 36-28-36 inches. Furthermore, her bra size is 34B, shoe size is 12US and dress size is 6US.
The first match of Laila’s career was at the age of 18. The match was highly publicized since she was the daughter of none other than the legendary Boxer himself Muhammad Ali.
She then won an IBA title. She has also won IWBF as well as WIBA Belts. Whenever she played matches she was never defeated so she wrote her name as the undefeated professional female boxer.
In the year 2002, she was named Super Middleweight Champion by the Women’s International Boxing Association. She started off her interest to get along on a world tour in 2006 but this decision was never materialized. She then played her final fight as a professional in February 2007.
After her boxing career, she played quite a movie too. She has also hosted several events. In 2008 she began co-hosting NBC’s American Gladiators with wrestler Hulk Hogan. She currently co-hosts the program Everyday Health on ABC.
Award And Achievements
Laila Ali holds numerous world boxing championship titles in the super middleweight category with a record of accomplishment reading 24-0 in her favor during the nine years of professional boxing career.
She holds the WBC World Super Middleweight title for 2005 and 2007, WIBA World Super Middleweight title for 2002 and 2007, IWBF Female Light Heavyweight title for 2004, IWBF Female Super Middleweight title and IBA Female Super Middleweight title both for 2002 and 2004.
In 2012, she received the Awakening Outstanding Contribution Award (ACOA).