Muhammad Ali's daughter fighting Chicago violence

Associated Press
Updated 6/23/2014 6:28 AM

The daughter of boxing great Muhammad Ali is joining the fight against gang and gun violence in Chicago.

Rasheda Ali-Walsh is scheduled to appear at a workout Monday at the Celtic Boxing Club on Chicago's South Side.

According to a spokesman for the club, Ali-Walsh will announce a charity boxing exhibition that will raise money for youth programs and scholarships. The exhibition is scheduled for Thursday.

Ali-Walsh's cousin was shot and killed in Chicago in 1997.

In a statement, she says: "We all need to do more to put a stop to the violence and to show our young people that there is a peaceful and productive way out."

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