Boxing: ‘The Diabetic Kid’ Muhammad Ali wins latest fight

Date published: 04 January 2020

Rochdale boxer, ‘The Diabetic Kid’ Muhammad Ali won his latest fight against Nathan Hardy at the University of Bolton Stadium.

The fight on 20 December was undefeated Ali’s sixth bout as a professional, seeing him take on his first six-round fight.

Ali knocked Hardy down in the first round, going on to win every following round to be named victor.

His manager, Asad Shamim said: “Ali won in exceptional style and form. He stole the show with many praising his performance.”

It is expected that Ali will progress to eight-round fights this year.

Ali made history in September 2018, becoming the first UK boxer with type one diabetes to fight professionally, following a three-year battle against the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC).

Ali was diagnosed with type one diabetes when he was around the age of five, an autoimmune disease that occurs when the body is unable to produce insulin, the hormone that controls the amount of sugar in your blood. It requires regular administration of insulin either by injection or by insulin pump.

He began boxing after encouragement from his mum, and began administering his own insulin when he was around 16.

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