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Ali’s daughter fighting Chicago violence

Published: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

CHICAGO (AP) – The daughter of boxing great Muhammad Ali is joining the fight against gang and gun violence in Chicago.

Rasheda Ali-Walsh announced a charity boxing exhibition that will raise money for youth programs and scholarships Monday at a workout at the Celtic Boxing Club on Chicago’s South Side. 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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