Wearing a pair of his grandfather’s white trunks, the 21-year-old Walsh won his his middleweight bout against Jordan Weeks with a first-round stoppage at the
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Catoosa, Oklahoma.
“I’m blessed and honored to say that I continued history,” Walsh wrote on Instagram.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone that supported me! I brought my grandfather in the ring with me by wearing his shorts for the first and final time as a professional fighter. I’m more than proud to say: The Legacy Continues.”
Dubbed “The Greatest,”
three-time heavyweight champion Ali died in June 2016 after a lengthy battle against Parkinson’s disease.