[INTERVIEW] Exclusive: Laila Ali Addresses ‘The View’ Rumors + What Could She Bring Different to Daytime TV?

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Rumor has it, Laila Amaria Ali, may be one of the contenders vying for a new co-host position at The View. theJasmineBRAND.com correspondent @Smith chatted with her about whether or not she’s being considered, why she calls African American women on reality TV ‘sad’ and when’s the last time the famous daughter of heavyweight boxing legend Muhammad Ali had a physical fight outside the ring. Check out our conversation.


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theJasmineBRAND.com: What’s one of the biggest lessons that sports has taught you about yourself?

Laila Ali: You know what’s funny, I wasn’t an athlete until I started boxing. Like, I wasn’t an athlete growing up and I was naturally athletic but I didn’t play sports and that’s a regret of mine but through boxing, I’ve learned that I have what it takes to be a champion. I have the drive, I have the focus and it gives me confidence to do anything that I want to do in life.

theJasmineBRAND.com: Speaking of drive, focus and confidence, your name has been tossed around as possibly being one of the hosts on the ‘The View’. Is that something that you would be interested in doing?

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