Ali is trained by legendary boxing coach Manny Robles in Los Angeles, California.
Ali’s family fled war-torn Somalia as refugees after her brother had been killed. Settling in London, she initially kept her boxing training a secret for fear her family would disapprove the pastime for a Muslim girl.
As an amateur boxer Ali became the first Muslim boxer to win an English Title before deciding to represent Somalia in 2017 and subsequently making history by becoming the first male or female to have represented the country at an Olympic Games.
She joined the Matchroom stable in the hope of creating more history by becoming Somalia's first ever World Champion. The 33-year-old racked up eight straight victories after turning professional in October 2020, securing her first Title in the paid ranks with victory over Avril Mathie in New York in February 2023.
Ali defeated the previously unbeaten Mathie on points to land the IBF Intercontinental Super-Bantamweight Title on the undercard of Amanda Serrano-Erika Cruz in New York in February 2023.
On the hunt for more titles, 'Chingona' stepped up against former World Title challenger Julissa Guzman for the WBA Continental Americas Super-Bantamweight strap in June. Ali was dropped and stopped in brutal fashion by the heavy-hitting Mexican on the undercard of Regis Prograis' homecoming bout in New Orleans, but got her revenge four months later with a points victory over Guzman in Monaco.