Asaad Amin Ali is the youngest son of boxing legend Mohammad Ali. Although he was raised by an international icon, Asaad decided to go his own way instead of following in his father’s footsteps. Today he is doing well as a baseball coach.
Asaad Amin Biography, Wiki
The baseball coach was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. In 1986, Asaad was adopted by Ali and his fourth wife, Yolanda “Lonnie” Williams, when he was only five months old. At that time, Lonnie’s sister was taking care of a friend’s baby who was placed in a foster home. The baby’s story changed for the better when Ali and Lonnie visited, met baby Asaad, fell in love, and decided to adopt him.
Ali already had seven daughters and one son from his previous marriage.
As the youngest of Muhammad Ali’s nine children, Asaad did not have the opportunity to watch his father’s box. The 31-year-old, who now works as an assistant baseball coach for a local college, was probably not inspired by watching his father in action, born a decade after Ali’s retirement.
Unlike his father, Asaad developed a passion for baseball rather than boxing. He was a catcher in his high school and in 1992 he led his team to the Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference West Division Championship. With four doubles, two home runs, and 18 RBIs, he beat 367 in 25 games when he was 18 years old. In addition to baseball, Asaad also played football in high school.
In 2009 he was drafted by the Anaheim Angels in the 40th round.
According to information available on his Facebook, he is currently an assistant baseball coach and recruitment coordinator for a local college. He is also an area scout for the Chicago White Sox. According to Asaad’s baseball coach profile, one of his Chicago White Sox recruits was signed up for the 29th round of the 2014 MLB Draft.
Considering that he has not seen his father in the box, it is safe to say that his respect for the legendary Mohammed Ali has nothing to do with his very successful and lucrative career as a professional boxer. Asaad, who has so much respect for his father, said he admired the strength of character of the boxing great and how he stayed positive even when he had Parkinson’s disease.
“He remains positive even when he has Parkinson’s… He never complains about it.”
Asaad Amin Parents, Family
While his biological parents are not in the picture, Asaad had all the love he could wish for as the adopted child of boxing grandmaster Muhammad Ali and his fourth wife, Yolanda “Lonnie” Williams, who took him in at the age of only five months.
Asaad’s father was an American professional boxer and activist who became a well-known name and, due to his skill in the ring, was considered one of the most important and famous sports figures of the 20th century.
Ali already had seven daughters and one son from his previous marriage before he added Asaad to his family tree. He married his first wife – cocktail waitress Sonji Roi – in 1964, but due to religious conflicts, the duo separated in 1966.
In 1967 Ali tied knots with the actress and martial artist Belinda Tolona Ali. His affair with the actress and model Veronica Porche later became the main reason for the divorce between Ali and Belinda. Then he married Porche and in 1986 they also divorced. In the same year, Ali married his longtime best friend Yolanda Williams, known as Lonnie. The couple decided to adopt Asaad when he was just 5 months old.
Muhammad Ali died on June 3, 2016, from septic shock after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. The net worth of the deceased boxer is $80 million.
Ali left his adopted son Asaad Amin to a large family after his death. Asaad’s siblings include – Laila Ali, Maryum Ali, Hana Ali, Rasheda Ali, Miya Ali, Khaliah Ali, Jamillah Ali, Muhammad Ali Jr.
Asaad Amin Married?
Even with the fame associated with his name, Asaad seems to keep his private life out of the limelight. The 31-year-old is still single and does not date anyone.
Yet his profile on social media shows that he lives life and has many girlfriends, that he celebrates with them and has fun. Yet he has not been associated with any high-profile personality.
Therefore we can only conclude that he enjoys his single life.