Laila Ali to Co-Host American Gladiators

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Laila Ali, third-place finisher in ABC's Dancing with the Stars last season and current undefeated World Super Middleweight Boxing Champion, will be entering a different kind of ring next year.

The female boxer will join Hulk Hogan as co-host of NBC's American Gladiators.

"It's an honor to be reintroducing this American classic to a new generation of fans," Ali said to People magazine.

Laila Ali, Hulk Hogan

In the new version of American Gladiators, set to air in mid-season, eight new gladiators equally divided by gender will face everyday folks ready to take them on in unique challenges.

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