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 "Dancing With The Stars." A glamorous and elegant Ali surprised everyone and charged into the finals.
Fitness is another important component of Ali's life. She recently completed a cardio workout DVD with boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard. In addition, she authored a motivational book titled Reach!
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 South Africa, was attended by Nelson Mandela.
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