Most people assume that I became a Professional Boxer, simply because my father was Muhammad
I’m Laila Ali, and this is My Turn.
事实上 我并不真正想让自己去从事拳击 直到我在电视上看到有关女性拳击的节目
I didn’t actually want to box, myself until I saw women boxing on television.
那时 我很吃惊 我很兴奋 我有一点疯狂 我了解它
And in that moment I was suprised, I was excited, I was a little mad that I didn’t know about
I didn’t start sooner.
Before I decided to become a professional boxer, I was actually in school full time,
and I was running a nail salon.
Then I had to deal with everyone telling me why I shouldn’t do it.
You’re too pretty to box…
女性不应该做拳击 你是穆罕默德阿里的女儿 这只是作秀吧？
Women shouldn’t box…You’re Muhammad Ali’s daughter…Is this just a publicity stunt?
当我加入的时候 女性拳击还是一项新的体育项目 我们并没有看到许多推广者
Being that Women’s Boxing was such a new sport when I entered it, we didn’t see a whole lot
推动女性进行这项运动 即使她们很努力 并且和男性拳击手
of promoters, promoting females even though they were working hard, and was just as talented
as the male fighters.
我们必须更加努力地练习拳击 只是为了能够得到同等的工资 或者任何一次上节目的机会或者其他任何
We would have to fight much harder, just to make equal pay or any airtime or anything
当你是一名运动员 训练非常努力 并且处在精英的水平还在努力训练的时候
When you’re an athlete and you work so hard at an elite level, you
want your fans to be able to see you.
有时我都做好准备要放弃了 但是接着我又决定坚持下去 因为
I was ready to quit at times, but then I decided to stay in it…because I really wasn’t ready
My mom encouraged me to follow my heart, she made me feel like I could do anything that
I wanted to do and be successful at it, as long as I was willing to put in the work that
My daughter is 6 years old, and I’m already preparing her for what I know is inevitably
going to come.
80% of women feel stereotyped, and they feel like they’re put into certain roles, and expectations
She’s going to grow up and she’s going to realize that there are a lot of stereotypes
out there, that people will try and put you in a box…but I try and lead by example.
She’s watched me do television hosting, she’s watched me write books as an author, she’s
她看到我在厨房做饭 她见证了我参加烹饪比赛 因此她知道
sees me in the kitchen cooking, she’s seen me in cooking competitions, so she knows that
I can be every woman and I’m going to encourage my daughter to do the same.
莱拉·阿里 | 拳王阿里的女儿