Jackie Frazier-Lyde

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Jacqui Frazier-Lyde
Real name Jacqueline Frazier
Nickname(s) Sister Smoke
Weight(s) Super middleweight
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Reach 1.75 m
Nationality  United States
Born (1961-12-02) December 2, 1961 (age 56)
Beaufort, South Carolina
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 15
Wins 13
Wins by KO 9
Losses 1
Draws 0
No contests 1

Jacqueline "Jacqui" Frazier-Lyde (born Jacqueline Frazier; December 2, 1961) is an American lawyer and former professional boxer, who is the daughter of former world Heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier.[1] In the year 2000, she shocked the boxing world by announcing that at the age of 38, she would begin participating in the sport of women's boxing.[2] Frazier-Lyde had athletic experience, having played basketball at American University in Washington, D.C.

Inspired by Laila Ali's participation[citation needed] in the sport and eager to avenge the losses her father suffered at the hands of Ali's father, Muhammad Ali in two of their three fights, Frazier-Lyde began her career on February 6 of that year, knocking out Teela Reese in first round.[3] Eventually, she and Ali kept on winning.

Laila Ali was 9-0 and Jacqui Frazier-Lyde was 7-0 with 5 knockouts when they starred on the first Pay Per View boxing card ever to be headlined by women.[4] Frazier was also 16 years older than Ali. The bout, nicknamed Ali-Frazier IV by the media, in allusion to their legendary fathers' trilogy, was boxed on June 8, 2001 to headline the weekend activities of the International Boxing Hall Of Fame induction ceremonies. Ali won the fight by a majority decision.[5]

Frazier-Lyde continued her career, and on December 14, 2001, she won the WIBA Light Heavyweight Title by 4th-round TKO over Suzette Taylor in Philadelphia. She added the WIBF title one year later.

Frazier-Lyde has a record of 13 wins, 9 by knockout, and 1 loss.

In 2008, Frazier-Lyde, an attorney practicing law, was elected in Philadelphia as a Municipal Court Judge.[6]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Number Date Result Round Method Opponent Nationality Note
1 February 6, 2000 Win 1R 1:23 TKO Teela Reese United States
2 March 19, 2000 Win 3R 0:21 TKO Annie Brooks USA
3 April 7, 2000 Win 1R 0:59 TKO Wanda Gamble USA
4 May 19, 2000 Win 4R 1:04 TKO Norma Galloway USA
5 September 27, 2000 Win 4R 1:17 KO Darlene Sabo USA
6 November 17, 2000 Win 1R 1:06 KO Nicolyn Armstrong USA
7 March 2, 2001 Win 1R 1:05 TKO Genevia Buckhalter USA
8 June 8, 2001 Loss 8R MD (79–73, 77–75, 76–76) Laila Ali USA First pay-per-view boxing card to be headlined by women
9 December 14, 2001 Win 4R 1:44 TKO Suzette Taylor USA WIBA Light Heavyweight title match
10 June 4, 2002 NC 3R 1:14 No Contest Erin Toughill USA
11 July 27, 2002 Win 3R 0:50 TKO Heidi Hartmann Germany WIBF Intercontinental Super Middleweight title match
12 December 13, 2002 Win 10R UD (99–90, 98–91, 98–91) Kendra Lenhart USA
13 March 21, 2003 Win 8R UD (80–72, 80–72, 80–72) Shirvelle Williams USA
14 August 31, 2004 Win 4R UD (40–36, 40–36, 40–36) Carley Pesente USA
15 September 10, 2004 Win 10R UD (97–92, 96–92, 95–93) Mary Ann Almager USA UBA World Heavyweight title


  1. ^ Like ring father, like daughter: The story of Jacqui Frazier-Lyde, 6. Dezember 2001, philly.com
  2. ^ "ESPN.com: BOXING - Women's boxing becoming a real joke". A.espncdn.com. Retrieved 2016-02-15. 
  3. ^ Smith, Timothy W. (2000-02-07). "BOXING - Frazier's Daughter Has Fast Debut". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2016-02-15. 
  4. ^ "Morning Edition: Ali-Frazier Fight: Kitchen Sisters". Npr.org. 2000-02-06. Retrieved 2016-02-09. 
  5. ^ Wong, Edward (2001-06-09). "BOXING - Laila Ali Wins by Decision in Battle of Boxing Daughters". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016-02-09. 
  6. ^ "'Smokin' Joe' Frazier dropping suit against daughter". USA Today. 2007-04-19. Retrieved 2016-02-15. 

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