Ali wins first WBC women's title

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:52 IST

Laila Ali has done her father Muhammad Ali proud. Laila pounded Erin Toughill into submission in the third round to remain undefeated.

Washington:

Laila Ali has done her father Muhammad Ali proud. Laila pounded Erin Toughill into submission in the third round to remain undefeated and become the first woman to win a World Boxing Council title. Muhammad Ali got into the ring, hugged his daughter and gave her tender kisses after she stopped the outclassed Toughill at 1:59 of the third round. Toughill took about 20 consecutive punches in her corner before referee Joseph Cooper stepped in to stop the fight. Tough beating Laila, who is generally recognised as the top woman in boxing, improved to 21-0 by winning the super middleweight fight against a fighter with far less experience. "It's wonderful anytime my dad is there," Laila said. "It lights a fire in me." Laila had promised to give Toughill a beating, and she did just that in the fight on the undercard of the Mike Tyson-Kevin McBride fight. (AP)

Topics : Boxing
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