Muhammad Ali's daughter LAILA has lashed out at TV bosses for refusing to show her weekend (21/22JUN03) boxing match - even though it's on the same bill as Lennox Lewis' world title fight.

Network chiefs at America's HOME BROADCASTING ORGANISATION (HBO) won't be airing Ali's fight with VALERIE 'THE WOLF' MAHFOOD at Los Angeles' STAPLES CENTER on Saturday night (21JUN03), because they refuse to show women's boxing.

Ali rages, "I'm fighting on the Lewis bill but you won't be able to see it unless you're there because HBO does not show women's boxing.

"I've been on other networks but HBO feel they're elite and they're the home of boxing, and they feel that women's boxing doesn't need to be on their network. It's terrible."

20/06/2003 09:23