Muhammed Ali's daughter among first women ever to be on Boxing Hall of Fame ballot

Laila Ali followed in her legendary father's footsteps in the sport (PA Images)
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Women have been included on the Boxing Hall of Fame's ballot for the first time ever.

A dozen females are now on the list following the rule change in July.

Among those on the list is Laila Ali, the daughter of former boxing legend Muhammed Ali. She remained undefeated throughout her career. 

Mixed martial art fighter Holly Holm is also on the list. She made a name for herself within UFC after beating Ronda Rousey by knock-out in 2015.

Fans can vote for up to three candidates and two will be elected. Results of the voting will be announced in December. The induction weekend is planned for June 11-14 2020 in New York.

Full list of women on the ballot:

Laila Ali (boxer), Sumya Anani (boxer), Regina Halmich (boxer), Holly Holm (MMA/UFC), Susi Kentikian (boxer), Christy Martin (boxer), Lucia Rijker (boxer/ kick-boxer), Jisselle Salandy (boxer), Mary Jo Sanders (boxer), Laura Serrano (boxer), Ana Maria Torres (boxer) and Ann Wolfe (boxer).