Former middleweight boxer Freeda Foreman has died at the age of 42, according multiple reports. One of former heavyweight champion George Foreman’s 10 children, Freeda went 5-1 with three knockouts during her brief career in the ring in the early 2000s.
Foreman’s body was discovered by a family member at her home near Houston, Texas per TMZ.com, which also notes that police are awaiting a coroner’s report.
She won her first five fights before losing her sixth fight in 2001. Shortly after this loss she retired to focus on being a mom and other passions, including boxing promotion. Former heavyweight champion George reportedly did not like her being in the ring and pleaded with her to end her career.
“This is not what I wanted for you,” she says her father pleaded when she told of her dream about following in his footsteps.
TMZ said Freeda was born in Texas and is one of George’s seven daughters. He also has five sons, all named George, and Freeda’s middle name is George as well. She appeared in a couple documentaries about her dad, and had a guest role on a 2003 episode of “King of the Hill.”
Freeda wrote on her Twitter bio: “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.”
She is survived by her husband, two daughters, three grandchildren, her parents and 11 siblings.