Monday, January 24, 2011

Laila Ali

Laila Amaria Ali (born December 30, 1977) is a former professional boxer. She is the daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali and his third wife Veronica Porche Ali. Laila has a total of eight brothers and sisters. She has six sisters, whose names are (half-sisters) Rasheeda, Jamilla, Maryum, Miya, Khalilah and older sister Hana (born March 27, 1976 to Ali and mother Veronica), an author and poet. Her two brothers are half-brothers Muhammed, Jr. and Asaad. Laila is the most successful out of all of her siblings. But her parents had very successful careers as well. Laila's father, Muhammad Ali, is a retired three-time world heavyweight boxing champion. Laila's mother, Veronica Porsche Ali, is a former model.

Laila Ali and The Medals

Laila Ali Hairstyle

Laila Ali Looks Beautiful

Laila Ali is an empowering female icon. As an international figure for health and wellness, the embodiment of female empowerment, and a global humanitarian; the Laila Ali Brand will encompass a multitude of categories from apparel, footwear and accessories to sporting goods and health and wellness products for girls and women of all ages.

Laila made her professional boxing debut on October 8, 1999, and in a sign of things to come, she knocked out her opponent, April Fowler, 31 seconds into the 1st round. Laila retired from boxing as the undefeated Super Middleweight Boxing Champion of the world with a 24-0 record, with 21 knock-outs. In her last fight, on February 3rd, 2007, Laila knocked out her opponent, Gwendolyn O’Neal, in just 56 seconds. The bout, held in Johannesburg, South Africa, was attended by Nelson Mandela, a long time family friend. Laila currently resides in Los Angeles, California, with her husband, former NFL star, Curtis Conway, and their son, Curtis Jr.

Laila Ali Sexy Pose

In 2002 Ali wrote (with co-author David Ritz) the book Reach! Finding Strength, Spirit, and Personal Power, meant to motivate and inspire young people. In this book Laila discusses how she felt isolated at times because of her parents fame. Laila has also spent some time in jail. In the book Laila describes the physical abuse, stinks and arrests that she experienced in jail. Critics say that Laila's book has a good foundation to it but she doesn't give the readers advice in the book, rather she just talks about her own experiences. Ali married Johnny "Yahya" McClain on August 27, 2000. She met McClain through her sister Hana at her father's 57th birthday party. McClain became Ali's manager and helped guide her career. In late 2005 Ali and McClain divorced and McClain quit managing Ali. On July 23, 2007, Ali married former NFL player Curtis Conway in Los Angeles. Laila has three stepchildren with Conway, 15-year-old twin sons Cameron and Kelton and 11-year-old Leilani. On August 26, 2008 Laila gave birth to her son, Curtis Muhammad Conway Jr. On September 29, 2010, Ali announced that she and Conway were expecting their second child together. Laila's interests include cooking and doing pilates to stay in shap

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