Remembering Freeda Foreman 9:20:23 7.31 PM

Remembering Freeda Foreman 9:20:23 7.31 PM
21 set 2023 · 5 min. 12 sec.

Story report by: Gail Nobles Cover Art by: Gail Nobles Ending Music by: Gail Nobles Good evening. Today I'd like to talk about Freda George Forman. After learning about Muhammad...

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Story report by: Gail Nobles
Cover Art by: Gail Nobles
Ending Music by: Gail Nobles


Good evening. Today I'd like to talk about Freda George Forman. After learning about Muhammad Ali's daughter, Laila, I had to find out if there were more boxing women in women's boxing like her. I was visiting womenboxing.com you could write in and contact your favorite fighter. Things are different now.


Since Muhammad Ali had a daughter boxing, I had to find out if George Foreman had a daughter boxing because Laila Ali fought Joe Frazier's daughter Jackie Frazier. Both of them were strong and tough fighters, and I thought: there must be more.

I began to do research and sure enough George Forman had a daughter in boxing name Freeda I learned that she had a fight against Laquanda Landers back in the year of 2000. I thought: I miss the fight. Freeda knocked down Laquanda twice and won the fight.

During that time, Freeda felt confident that she would have a fight against Laila Ali. Her goal was to knock her out and it wasn't about hate. I was just learning about women's boxing and it was beginning to be popular, and I would have loved to have seen Freeda and Laila box eachother, but that was a fight that never happened.

Then there was a fight Freeda Foreman had against Rachel Pembleton. Another fight I missed in the year of 2000. Freeda looked better and better in the ring. She won the fight against Rachel.

In 2001 Freda fought an opponent named Evelyn Rodriguez. Freeda lost that fight. It was her first lost according to the news. It was overwhelming to Freeda Foreman that she lost in her hometown. She said it wouldn't stop her. The fight was in Civic Center in Humble,Texas. Freeda retired a year later after losing the fight. In my opinionoverall, Freeda was doing quite well. Foreman won her first five bouts before losing a year later.

But in the meantime, in 2001, I was learning about Laila Ali. I didn't hear anything else about Freeda. I have missed a lot of Laila’s fights and saw none of Freeda’s fights. I don't remember seeing women's boxing on television at all until Laila Ali fought Jackie Frazier. I saw the fight in Georgia at my uncle’s house. He had cable TV.

Because I didn't hear anymore about Freeda Foreman and Jackie Frazier after losing the fight to Leila, I began to write into womenboxing.com. I wrote in to get a response from Freeda. I told her my thoughts and feelings about how women's boxing needs more television attention. My response from Freeda was to remember that all good things take time. She said there are a few women fighting today, but they are doing enormous things. They are opening the doors for tomorrow.

I began to write Freeda Foreman on social media in 2012. That’s when I learned how intelligent she was. Everyone was writing her it seemed. You would certainly get an answer from her. During that time, she had a website. I miss FreedaForeman. She left us in 2019. When I think of women's boxing, I always think of her.
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