The 32-year-old is now about to write another chapter in her remarkable life as
She appeared in the first women's match to be held in Saudi Arabia.
Crystal Garcia of the Dominican Republic is preparing for her next match against Nova.
Ali is featured on the undercard of Oleksandr Usik vs. Anthony Joshua in this fight in Jeddah on Saturday
Because the literal "fight" for women's rights has reached new heights in the state.
Ali told CNN Sport: "I want to give hope and support to my community and my people.
African girls join the game and do whatever they want
Proud to give her another reason to try."
As a refugee, Ali is no stranger to breaking down barriers.
She fled war-torn Somalia with her family and
She settled in the UK to deal with the tragic death of her brother.