In this classic interview, SIDEWALKS host Rafael Siegel talked to the retired American professional boxer and TV personality.
Video Content: Laila Ali (2007)
Recorded in 2007, SIDEWALKS host Rafael Siegel interviewed the athlete about her career. As part of the promotional tour, Laila talks about teaming up with America’s Second Harvest and Uncle Ben’s to support the Kids Café program, a multi-year, million dollar service that offer free, healthy meals and snacks to children who might otherwise go hungry.
The daughter of boxing legend and humanitarian Muhammad Ali, Laila Ali is a champion athlete in her own right. Ali made her professional boxing debut on October 8, 1999. She is the current undefeated Super Middleweight Boxing Champion of the world with a 24-0 record, with 21 knock-outs. She is also a recognized expert on health, beauty and fitness issues and she co-produced a best-selling series of fitness videos with boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard. In 2007, she was named one of People magazine’s “100 Most Beautiful People.” Additionally, she competed on the fourth cycle of ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars.” Ali and her dance partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy came in third place in the competition. In 2008, Laila hosted two TV shows, NBC’s “American Gladiators” and The N’s “Student Body.” She also contributed as a correspondent on CBS’ “The Early Show.”
Recorded: September 13, 2007
Host / Segment Producer: Rafael Siegel
Editor: Richard R. Lee
Special Thanks To: Uncle Bens, Harbour Media, Prime Time Boxing in Sacramento, CA.