Many people are shaped by the trials and triumphs of their family, but one Las Vegas athlete carries the impact of his grandfather every day.

High School junior Nicko Walsh is the grandson of the late great boxing champ Muhammad Ali. 

However, thanks to the lessons he learned from his grandfather and because of the tests of a technology center, the amateur boxer is staying one punch ahead of the competition and making sure his brain remains in good health.

8 News NOW Sports Reporter Jon Tritsch