World Boxing Champion George Foreman's Daughter Freeda, Found Dead In Her Home

World Boxing Champion George Foreman's Daughter Freeda, Found Dead In Her Home

Freeda Foreman, boxer daughter of George Foreman was found dead in her Houston home. She was just 42-years-old

Freeda Foreman, daughter of iconic boxing champion George Foreman was found dead in her home on Saturday, reported the Daily Mail. Her body was discovered by a family member and no foul play is suspected in her death. According to a report, the police are waiting for a coroner’s report on the cause of death. Freeda was a former boxer herself compiling a 5-1 record before retiring from the ring in 2001, the Houston Chronicle reported.


She is survived by her daughter and her husband, as well as her 11 other siblings. She started her boxing career in the middleweight ranks in 2001 and she began it with a five-match winning streak and three knockouts that lasted until the following year when she was defeated in her sixth match.


After the loss, she finally decided to retire from her boxing career and from multiple reports, it was suggested that her famed father paid her to end her in-ring career. Her 70-year-old father is an Olympic Gold medalist who went on to a successful professional career that included bouts against Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and Ken Norton. Since he retired, he went on to become a successful entertainer, TV pitchman, and marketer of products, such as his George Foreman-brand grills.


In an interview with The New York Times, in February of 2000, Freeda opened up about her career in the ring, saying that he didn't exactly appreciate or embrace her efforts in the ring. She said, "He flat out doesn't like it. But I do have his love and support. That's what counts."

In her Twitter Bio,  Freeda wrote, "Aside from my love of family, being a good mother, wife, and friend, I aspire to make a positive difference in our American Criminal Justice System."



Going by her LinkedIn page, it was found that the female boxer attended Sam Houston State University, where she studied criminal justice. IMDb reported that Freeda has appeared in a number of TV documentaries that includes 2002's 'Relatively Speaking: George Foreman', and in 2004, 'Beyond the Glory' and '10 Things Every Guy Should Experience'. Along with this, she also provided voiceovers for an episode of 'Family Guy' in 2003. 


Geroge Foreman, who is the father of 12 children with seven daughters and five sons, is known to name all of his five sons, George. The famous boxer holds the title of world heavyweight champion twice. He earned the title in 1973 until losing it in 1974 to the late Muhammad Ali. He won the title a second time in 1994 when he beat Michael Moorer to become the sport's oldest world heavyweight champion ever. Apart from being a world-famous boxer, he is also identified as the name associated with George Foreman Grill, a popular home cooking appliance that hit the market in 1994, and has sold around 100 million units since then. 


After a troubled childhood, Foreman took up amateur boxing and won a gold medal in the heavyweight division at the 1968 Summer Olympics. Next year, he won the world heavyweight title with a second-round knockout of then-undefeated Joe Frazier in 1973. After telling the public that he had a religious epiphany, Foreman became an ordained Christian minister.

Ten years later, he surprised everyone by announcing a comeback. In 1994, when he was 45-years-old, he regained a portion of the heavyweight championship by knocking out 27-year-old Michael Moorer to win the unified WBA, IBF, and lineal titles. He still remains the oldest world heavyweight champion in history and the second oldest in any weight class after Bernard Hopkins.


He retired at the age of 48 in 1997 with a final record of 76 wins and 5 losses. He has also been inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame and International Boxing Hall of Fame and it rates Foreman as the eighth greatest heavyweight of all time. In 2002, he was named as one of the 25 greatest fighters of the past 80 years by The Ring magazine and the same magazine also ranked him in the 9th position as the greatest puncher of all time. Apart from that, Foreman was also a ringside analyst for HBO's boxing coverage for twelve years until 2004. In 1999, he sold the naming rights to the grill for $138 million. 



He was married to Mary Joan Martelly since 1985. Before being married to Mary, he was married four times, with Adrienne Calhoun from 1971 to 1974, Cynthia Lewis from 1977 to 1979, Sharon Goodson from 1981 to 1982, and Andrea Skeete from 1982 to 1985. On his website, Foreman explains, "I named all my sons George Edward Foreman so they would always have something in common. I say to them, 'If one of us goes up, then we all go up together, and if one goes down, we all go down together!" Similar to their father, his sons, George III has pursued a career in boxing and entrepreneurship and George IV appeared on the second season of American Grit, where he was placed 7th. 

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