George Foreman shares tribute to late daughter Freeda

Freeda Foreman connected with a right hand to the mouth of La Quanda Landers in her professional fight debut

Al Bello via Getty Images Freeda Foreman connected with a right hand to the mouth of La Quanda Landers in her professional fight debut

As of this writing, the result of a coroner's report on the cause of her death had not been released, but local station KTRK indicated that she may have died by suicide, citing homicide investigators.

As the child of one of the most famous professional boxers in history, Freeda led an interesting life. Freeda's boxing career only lasted for two years (2000-2001), in which she put together a 5-1 record, including three knockouts, before leaving the ring for good.

According to a LinkedIn page under her name, Freeda Foreman was attending Sam Houston State, where she studied criminal justice.

"First Sunday in 42 years without my Freeda", he lamented.

Foreman spoke up about his daughter in an emotional tweet Sunday. "She's With her maker now", he added. "10 kids forever. Just 1 more day I wanted okay 1 more year [1] more decade".

Freeda Foreman peers down at La Quanda Landers during their August 2000 fight
Al Bello via Getty Images Freeda Foreman peers down at La Quanda Landers during their August 2000 fight

Freeda Foreman was 42 years old. Her career spanned 17 months in 2000-01. "It's something I always really loved".

'He flat out doesn't like it, ' she said in the interview, which took place before her string of fights.

George, who was two-time heavyweight champ, was not happy about his daughter's decision at the time - he even reportedly offered her $15,000 not to box professionally. She was an advocate for criminal justice reform. He had 10 children, including Freeda, who was born in Texas. She also provided vocals on a 2003 Family Guy episode. He also has five sons, all named George.

George Foreman, 70, became famous as an Olympic gold medal victor and two-time world heavyweight champion. He gained another level of fame as a spokesman for the George Foreman Grill.

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