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Bell Rings in the First Round of Motherhood for Laila Ali

Professional boxer, Laila Ali recently gave birth to a baby boy. The announcement was only just made on her website, although the baby was born on August 26. The baby?s father is former NFL star, Curtis Conway. They met at a party Curtis hosted at his house, and they got married on July 22, 2007. Among those in attendance at the small wedding were her parents, former heavyweight champion, Muhammad Ali and Veronica Porsche Anderson.

This is the first child for Laila, however, Conway has twin sons and a daughter from a previous marriage. The baby, who weighed 6.8 lbs, was named Curtis Muhammad Conway, Jr. I honor of his father and maternal grandfather.

Laila Ali currently holds a boxing record of 24 wins, with no losses. She has also managed to keep busy outside of the ring, participating in the fourth season of Dancing With the Stars. Currently she co-hosts American Gladiators with wrestler, Hulk Hogan. Ali got raves for her dancing alongside partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, at one point getting a ?10? from judge Len Goodman. She ended up placing third in the competition.

Good luck to Laila as she takes her first jabs at motherhood. Hopefully all those rounds in the ring will prepare Laila for this new sparring partner. Maybe the legacy of ?The Greatest? will continue.

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