At New York's Madison Square Garden, Nico Ali Walsh, in the building where his grandfather Muhammad Ali made so many indelible memories, made one of his own.

Ali Walsh (3-0, 2 KOs) bested Reyes Sanchez (6-1, 2 KOs) by majority decision (38-38, 39-37 and 40-36) in a four-round middleweight fight.

Ali Walsh controlled the first half of the fight, but it was Sanchez who pressed forward in the third and fourth rounds. Ali Walsh had Sanchez in trouble in the second, but couldn't put him away. Sanchez began to rally in the third and fourth,  outlanding and outworking Ali Walsh. 

After two knockouts to start his career, Ali Walsh received a gut check.

Ali Walsh said, “I learned a ton tonight. Obviously, I fought against a well-matched opponent. He was 6-0. He saw my right hand. Obviously, I saw his as well. He was a very skilled opponent. A lot of guys with three fights don’t fight someone like him. But because my career has been fast tracked due to my name and grandfather, I’m fighting these types of opponents like Reyes Sanchez.

“It’s amazing [to fight at MSG]. It’s a piece of history to be in here, let alone fight here. I’m very honored and blessed to have this victory.”

Also on the card, Jared "The Real Big Baby" Anderson (11-0, 11 KOs) did not nothing to dispel the notion that he could be the next great American heavyweight. Anderson knocked out Ukrainian contender Oleksandr Teslenko (17-2, 13 KOs) in the second round, his third consecutive second-round stoppage.

Anderson ended the evening with a right cross-left hook combination that had Teslenko falling face first.

Anderson said, "We came in and wanted to confuse him, so we came out southpaw. I think we did just that. We switched back in the next round, and he didn't know what was coming, and he ended up on the mat."