George Foreman shares emotional tribute to daughter after her death

George Foreman and his daughter Freeda

However, her career was short lived - she retired in 2001 with a pro record of 5-1.

George Foreman ended up paying his daughter to retire after her first loss because he didn't want her to be in the ring anymore. Freeda's final cause of death will be looked at and investigated by a coroner, although law enforcement that was on the scene believe she died of asphyxiation. As her father noted in his tribute to her, Freeda raised two children and was also grandmother to three children.

"Dad never wanted any of his kids to see him fight", she told the London Mirror in 2000.

"Just 1 more day I wanted", he wrote.

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Freeda Foreman, who grew up in SC, followed her father's footsteps into professional boxing in 2000 with much fanfare at a time when the daughters of his famous rivals, Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, were also boxing professionally. She said it had always been her dream to follow in her father's footsteps.

Freeda later focused her attention on raising a family with her husband and spent time working as a boxing promoter. She was an advocate for criminal justice reform. A family member, who has not been identified, was reportedly the first to discover Freeda's body. All of his sons are famously named George and Freeda's middle name is also George.

The famed boxer twice held the sport's world heavyweight champion, as he first held it from 1973 until losing it in 1974 to the late Muhammad Ali, and a second time in 1994 when he beat Michael Moorer to become the sport's oldest world heavyweight champion ever.

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