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Ali wins as Robinson looms

Updated: February 16, 2005, 4:23 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Laila Ali retained her WIBA super middleweight title, stopping Cassandra Geiggar in the eighth round Friday night.

Ali, the daughter of former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, punched Geiggar into the ropes before referee George Chip stopped the fight at 1:13 of the round.

Ali (20-0, 17 KO) punished Geiggar (6-5, 6 KO) in the early rounds, but couldn't put her away.

Leatitia Robinson (13-0, 9 KO), expected to be Ali's next opponent, retained her WIBA middleweight ...

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