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He's a Knockout! Muhammad Ali's 17-Year-Old Grandson Lands Modeling Contract

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Athletic greatness isn’t the only thing that runs in Muhammad Ali’s family: Good looks do too. The boxing icon’s 17-year-old grandson, Biaggio Ali Walsh, just nabbed a modeling contract.

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You might not be familiar with Ali Walsh yet, but you’re about to be seeing a lot of him. The high school senior just signed with Wilhelmina Models — joining the ranks of Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes, Victoria’s Secret model Devon Windsor, and many more.

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But of course, with a super-powerful athletic gene in his DNA, Ali Walsh is carrying on his late grandfather’s legacy with much more than just his looks. While his 14-year-old brother is following in Ali’s footsteps in the boxing ring, Biaggio has been making records on the football field.

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“I think the similarities with me and my grandfather on the field would be speed,” he said last year in a video for Bleacher Report.

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And as proud as his high school coach is of him, we can only imagine how proud Ali was. “Biaggio is one of the fastest kids in the country,” his coach said in the video. “He has one of the fastest 40-yard dashes in the United States of America.”

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What do you think of Biaggio? Do you think he’s the next model of the moment? Share below!

— Jillian Ruffo