Laila Ali Height, Weight, Age, Biography, Husband & More

Laila Ali

Real NameLaila Amaria Ali
NicknameShe Bee Stingin'
ProfessionFormer Professional Boxer
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 10”
Weightin Kilograms- 72 kg
in Pounds- 159 lbs
Figure Measurements35-28-37
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Professional DebutOn October 8, 1999 against April Fowler in Verona, New York
Coach/MentorJohnny "Yahya" McClain (manager)
Achievements (main ones)• IBA Female Super Middleweight title (2002/2004)
• IWBF Female Super Middleweight title (2002/2004)
• IWBF Female Light Heavyweight title (2004)
• WIBA World Super Middleweight title (2002/2007)
• WBC World Super Middleweight title (2005/2007)
• AOCA Awakening Outstanding Contribution Award (2012)
Career Turning PointOn 17 August 2002, when she won the IBA title.
Personal Life
Date of Birth30 December 1977
Age (as in 2016)39 Years
Birth PlaceMiami Beach, Florida, U.S.
Zodiac sign/Sun signCapricorn
HometownLouisville, Kentucky, U.S.
SchoolNot Known
CollegeSanta Monica College, California, United States
Educational QualificationsBusiness degree
FamilyFather- Late Muhammad Ali (Boxer)
Laila Ali with her father
Mother- Veronica Porché Ali
Laila Ali with her mother
Brother- Asaad Amin (step) and Muhammad Ali Jr (step)
Sisters- Hana Ali, Rasheda Ali (step), Maryum Ali (step), Jamillah Ali (step), Khaliah Ali (step), Miya Ali (step)
Laila Ali with her sister Hana Ali
ReligionIslam (doesn't follow the Islamic faith)
EthnicityBlack American
HobbiesCooking, Gymming, Writing, Nail-art
ControversiesLaila was arrested several times like- for stealing her mother's car, shoplifting, credit card frauds etc.
Favourite Things
Favourite BoxerChristy Martin
Favourite FoodGreek yogurt, kale chips, Chicken tenders, beetroot
Boys, Family & More
Marital StatusMarried
Sexual Orientation Straight
Affairs/BoyfriendsJohnny McClain (1999-2005)
Curtis Conway, American Footballer (2005-present)
HusbandJohn McClain (married 2000-2005)
Laila Ali with her Ex-husband John McClain
Curtis Conway (married 2007-present)
Laila Ali with her husband Curtis Conway
ChildrenDaughter- Sydney J. Conway (born April 4, 2011)
Son- Curtis Muhammad Conway Jr. (born August 26, 2008)
Laila Ali with her children
Money Factor
Net Worth$10 million

Laila Ali

Some Lesser Known Facts About Laila Ali

  • Does Laila Ali smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Laila Ali drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • When she was 16 years old, she was a manicurist.
  • Before the beginning of her boxing career, she owned her own nail salon.
  • Laila began boxing at the age of 18 after having inspired by Christy Martin.
  • She announced her decision to become a professional boxer in an American morning TV show- Good Morning America.
  • Initially her father, Muhammad Ali, resisted her decision to enter the professional boxing citing it being a dangerous game.
  • In her very first fight against April Fowler, Laila knocked her out in 31 seconds.
  • When she won her 2nd match, only 3 seconds were left on the clock.
  • After winning 8 fights in a row, she desired to fight against George Foreman’s daughter- Freeda Foreman or Joe Frazier’s daughter- Jackie Frazier-Lyde and Laila & Frazier finally met on June 8, 2001. Laila won the fight in 8 rounds.
  • Laila fought her inspiration- Christy Martin on 23 August 2003 and knocked her out in 4 rounds.
  • When she won the WBC title, she became the 2nd women to do so after Jackie Nava.
  • Laila Ali loves cooking very much and has participated in various cookery shows. Laila Ali in kitchen
  • In 2002, Laila wrote a book (co-author, David Ritz)- Reach! Finding Strength, Spirit, and Personal PowerLaila Ali Book
  • In 2002, she appeared in a Canadian rock band Default’s music video- Deny.
  • In 2007, she appeared in an American dance television show- Dancing with the Stars partnering with Maksim Chmerkovskiy and their partnership was widely praised by the judges.
  • On 2nd February 2007, Laila defeated O’Neil in her last professional boxing match.