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50 famous sports families

Yardbarker Logo By Matt Sulem of Yardbarker | Slide 1 of 50: <p>In 1978, the late Muhammad Ali said, “Women are not made to be hit in the breast and face like that.” Lo and behold, his daughter Laila, who was born only a year prior, eventually grew up to become a professional boxer and not just any boxer, but an undefeated 24-0 boxer who knocked out 21 opponents and held the WBC, WIBA, IWBF and IBA female super middleweight titles, as well as the IWBF light heavyweight title. Greatness clearly begets greatness. Additionally, Muhammad’s younger brother Rahman Ali (born Rudy Clay) was also a boxer who went 14-3 in his career, and Rahman’s son Ibn followed in his footsteps.</p>

The Alis

In 1978, the late Muhammad Ali said, “Women are not made to be hit in the breast and face like that.” Lo and behold, his daughter Laila, who was born only a year prior, grew up to become a professional boxer and not just any fighter, but an undefeated 24-0 boxer who knocked out 21 opponents and held the WBC, WIBA, IWBF and IBA female super middleweight titles, as well as the IWBF light heavyweight title. Greatness clearly begets greatness. Additionally, Muhammad’s younger brother Rahman Ali (born Rudy Clay) was also a boxer who went 14-3 in his career, and Rahman’s son Ibn followed in his footsteps.

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