Boxing: Muhammad Ali continues unbeaten streak
Date published: 05 July 2022
Rochdale boxer, ‘The Diabetic Kid’ Muhammad Ali
Rochdale boxer Muhammad Ali remains unbeaten after winning his latest fight, increasing his winning streak to eight contests.
‘The Diabetic Kid’ won each one of his six rounds against opponent Phil Price on Friday 1 July at the University of Bolton Stadium.
Ali, who trains at Salford’s Oliver’s Gym, said: “I really enjoyed the fight; mixing my shots nicely and hitting the body as well as the head. I’m looking to keeping busy and hopefully fighting in September. I want to keep busy and build momentum so I can create history for a second time by becoming the first diabetic champion.
“I want to thank all the fans who came out to support me, a lot of people came from Rochdale. I’d love to box for a title at Rochdale football ground; that’s my dream. Rochdale getting behind me means a lot to me and I’d love to put a show on at home for them in the near future.
“I want to thank my coach Humphery Harrison for all the hard work and training. Also thanks to all my sponsors for supporting me; without their support, my journey isn’t possible.”
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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