Laila Ali is an American professional boxer and television personality who hosted the reality competition television series American Gladiators, in 2008.
She is the youngest daughter of Veronica Porsche Anderson and the legendary Muhammad Ali.
Ali 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 first round.
Ali is the current undefeated super middleweight boxing champion of the world with a 24-0 record, with 21 knockouts. In her last fight, on February 3, 2007, Ali 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.
While Ali has undoubtedly been the major draw in women's boxing for years, she recently took on a new challenge, strutting her stuff in front of nearly 40-million people every week on the reality dance competition Dancing With The Stars, coming third.
She was featured in Adidas’ “Impossible Is Nothing” campaign, alongside soccer phenom David Beckham, and in Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion’s “Skin Is Amazing” campaign with the likes of Hillary Duff, Minnie Driver and Dave Navarro.
Ali is the second person to ever appear in the famous MILK Moustache campaign three times.
Ali has appeared in numerous magazines, including TV Guide, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, People, Ebony, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Essence, JET, ESPN the Magazine and Time. Ali also authored a motivational book titled “Reach!”
She married former NFL star Curtis Conway on July 23, 2007.