The PFL announced the addition of Biaggio Ali Walsh, the grandson of Hall of Fame boxer Muhammad Ali, to its ranks today.
Walsh, (0-0-0), 24, was born in Chicago, starred as a football running back at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, and then attended the University of California and UNLV. In 2020, he turned his focus to MMA, training at Xtreme Couture.
Walsh split two amateur fights earlier this year.
“The Professional Fighters League is committed to growing the league and the sport of MMA, it is incumbent upon us to look for the future stars of our sport, we have found one of those stars in Biaggio,” PFL CEO Peter Murray said in a press release. “We are excited to watch Biaggio’s journey from amateur to professional on the world stage with the PFL.”
“I want to thank Professional Fighters League for their support and confidence in me. I can’t wait to enter the PFL SmartCage,” Walsh added. “I have a legacy to live up to, a legacy that my grandfather began, that my brother and I continue, I chose to continue that legacy here in the Professional Fighters League. My one and only goal is to one day become a PFL World Champion.”
“We are incredibly excited to welcome Biaggio Ali Walsh to the Professional Fighters League,” PFL president of fighter operations Ray Sefo said. “I look forward to working with Biaggio and his team as he continues to grow in MMA. Biaggio has a world of talent that he will develop right here in the PFL.”
Financial terms were not disclosed.