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Laila Ali Biography

Birth Place:
Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Profession
Professional boxer

Fast Facts

  • Arrested for shoplifting at the age of 16
  • After violating probation, she was sent to a juvenile detention center for three months
  • Was inspired to box after watching a women's bout on a Mike Tyson undercard
  • Owned a beauty salon in California, having started manicuring early in her teenage years; also worked as a personal trainer
  • Carries into the ring the nickname "She Bee Stingin'," a takeoff on her father's famous phrase, "Float like a butterfly, still like a bee
  • " Authored an autobiography titled Reach! Finding Strength, Spirit, and Personal Power
  • Nominated multiple times for BET's Female Athlete of the Year award, which she won in 2002

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