Ali looks to dethrone IBA champion Taylor

Aug 13, 2002 12:03 PM


Unbeaten Laila Ali will face IBA Super Middleweight Champion Suzy Taylor this Saturday night at the Aladdin Theater.

Ali (11-0, 8 KOs) is fighting for the first time since June when she won a six-round decision over Shirvelle Williams.

Taylor (10-6-1) won the title in February 1999 with a ninth round TKO of Shannon Hall. But it was in a toe-to-toe battle in a loss to Jacqui Frazier-Lyde that Taylor gained notoriety in the boxing world.

Ali, the daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, beat Frazier in the first boxing match ever featuring two female fighters in a Pay-Per-View main event. Tickets at the Aladdin are $85 (on stage) $75, $50, $35 and $20.

The fight card begins at 6 p.m.