Laila Ali Speaks On The Importance Of Raising Money For Parkinson’s Disease. Says Floyd Mayweather Jr Might Be “Technically” A Better Fighter Than Her Dad, Muhummad Ali

Muhammad Ali’s daughter was one hell of a fighter, so she knows a lot about boxing and it’s history. She also has first hand knowledge of dealing with the issue of Parkinson’s Disease since her dad suffers from it.

Elie Seckbach recently caught up with her at a Parkinson’s Disease fundraiser being held by former NFL player Rodney Peete and his wife, actress Holly Peete-Robinson.

Elie asked her and the Peete’s about the importance of raising public awareness for the disease.

“Well Holly and Rodney are friends of mine. I come to their event every year…it’s a great event. It’s a high end, classy, sophisticated event…love it, and the need to raise money for Parkinson’s is so important. It’s a wonderful cause, obviously with my dad having Parkinson’s, this is very important and dear to my heart,” Laila told him.

Rodney’s son, Rodney Jr (RJ) suffers from autism. He’s written a book titled ‘Not My Boy!: A Father, a Son, and One Family’s Journey with Autism‘. He talked about how important it is for fathers to be involved with their special needs children.

“Well often times a father doesn’t get the voice to share his feelings about the journey of dealing with a child with special needs,” Rodney says. “And when our son got the diagnosis ten years ago, there really wasn’t anything for me to go out and get and read and say ok I can understand it. I really felt it was my obligation to share my story with other fathers to let them know that there is hope…there’s light at the end of the tunnel. And once you get the diagnosis there can be blessings along the way. So that’s why I wrote it.”

Elie asked Laila, besides her father who could be nominated for best fighter of all time.

“There’s so many great fighters out there. It’s hard for me, I’m not one of those people that try to pick one that’s the best,” Laila said. “Obviously my dad will always be my favorite, just looking at his skills and the time era. Look at Floyd [Mayweather Jr] now he thinks he’s better. Technically he might be…he’s more advanced, but guess who he watched to learn some of the things he learned. You can never really just trying to start thinking you’re the best.”

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