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Fighting in Louisville for first time, Laila Ali a hit

Updated: February 15, 2003, 4:21 AM ET
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Laila Ali put on a show in her father's childhood home, even though he wasn't there to see it.

The youngest daughter of former heavyweight champion and Louisville native Muhammad Ali stopped Mary Ann Almager with 1:55 left in the fourth round Friday night to defend her IBA super middleweight championship at the Louisville Gardens.

A rowdy capacity crowd of more than 4,000 chanted, "Ali, Ali!'' as the 26-year-old Ali made her way to the ring for the main ...

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