LOS ANGELES (AP) — Laila Ali and her husband, former Bears receiver Curtis Conway, are new parents of a baby boy whose name packs a familiar punch.

Curtis Muhammad Conway Jr. was born Aug. 26, Ali announced on her Web site Thursday. The couple's first child is named after his father and Ali's — former world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali.

While Ali, 30, had planned to have a natural, home birth, "there were some surprises during labor that altered Laila's birth plan," her publicist, Thea Ellis, said in a statement. She declined to elaborate.

"Mama and baby are resting," Ali wrote on her Web site, where she blogged throughout her pregnancy.

Laila Ali, a professional boxer and decorated champion in her own right, is the daughter of Muhammad Ali and his third wife, Veronica Porsche Anderson. Conway spent the better part of his football career playing for Chicago in the 1990s.