Jacqui Frazier-Lyde

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Jacqui Frazier-Lyde
Real nameJacqueline Frazier
Nickname(s)Sister Smoke
Weight(s)Super middleweight
Light heavyweight
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Reach1.75 m (69 in)
Nationality United States
Born (1961-12-02) December 2, 1961 (age 59)
Beaufort, South Carolina
Boxing record
Total fights15
Wins by KO9
No contests1

Jacqueline "Jacqui" Frazier-Lyde (born Jacqueline Frazier; December 2, 1961) is an American lawyer and former professional boxer. She is the daughter of former world Heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier.[1] In January 2000, at the age of 38, Frazier announced that she would begin participating in the sport of women's boxing.[2]

Education and Career[edit]

Throughout her high school career at Plymouth-Whitemarsh, Frazier became a student athlete in softball, basketball, lacrosse, and hockey. Frazier received a scholarship to American University in Washington D.C., where she played basketball and majored in Justice. Frazier earned her Juris Doctorate at Villanova University, and after graduating practiced law and later opened her own firm. In 2008, Frazier was elected as a municipal court judge in Philadelphia.[3]

Boxing Rivalry and Other Matches[edit]

Inspired by Laila Ali's participation in the sport[citation needed] 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, 2000, knocking out Teela Reese in first round.[4]

Laila Ali was 9-0 (8 knockouts) and Jacqui Frazier-Lyde was 7-0 (7 knockouts) when they starred on the first Pay Per View boxing card ever to be headlined by women.[5] At 39 years of age, Frazier-Lyde was 16 years older than Ali. The bout was nicknamed Ali-Frazier IV by the media in allusion to their fathers' trilogy of fights in 1971, 1974, and 1975. It 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 (79–73, 77–75, 76–76).[6]

On December 14, 2001, Frazier-Lyde won the WIBA Light Heavyweight Title with a fourth round TKO win over Suzette Taylor in Philadelphia, with Joe and Jacqui becoming the first father-daughter world champions in boxing.[citation needed] She added the WIBF Intercontinental Super Middleweight title on July 27, 2002, with a third round TKO win over Heidi Hartmann. Frazier-Lyde successfully defended her WIBF Intercontinental Super Middleweight title on two occasions, defeating Kendra Lenhart and Shirvelle Williams by unanimous decisions, the latter by an 80–72 shut-out on all three judges' scorecards. Lenhart and Williams, along with Frazier-Lyde, are the only three women to have taken Laila Ali (24–0, with 21 knockouts) the distance in boxing fights.

Frazier-Lyde's last two fights were in the Heavyweight division, with her opponent on August 31, 2004, Carley Pesente, weighing in at 213lbs, thus being the heaviest opponent that Frazier-Lyde had faced during her boxing career. Frazier-Lyde won the fight by a shut-out unanimous decision (40–36, 40–36, 40–36). On September 10, 2004, Frazier-Lyde won the UBA World Heavyweight title by unanimous decision (97–92, 96–92, 95–93) against Mary Ann Almager, despite Frazier-Lyde being knocked down twice by Almager for the only times in her career. This fight was to be Frazier-Lyde's last boxing fight.

Frazier-Lyde ended her career with a record of 13 wins, 9 by knockout, and 1 loss.

Professional boxing record[edit]

13 Wins (9 knockouts, 4 decisions), 1 Loss (0 knockouts, 1 decision), 0 Draws, 1 No Contest

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 (73–79, 75–77, 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 Toughill unable to continue after an accidental clash of heads
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

For WIBF Intercontinental Super Middleweight title

13 March 21, 2003 Win 8R UD (80–72, 80–72, 80–72) Shirvelle Williams USA

For WIBF Intercontinental Super Middleweight title

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. ^ "'Smokin' Joe' Frazier dropping suit against daughter". USA Today. 2007-04-19. Retrieved 2016-02-15.
  4. ^ Smith, Timothy W. (2000-02-07). "BOXING - Frazier's Daughter Has Fast Debut". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2016-02-15.
  5. ^ "Morning Edition: Ali-Frazier Fight: Kitchen Sisters". Npr.org. 2000-02-06. Retrieved 2016-02-09.
  6. ^ Wong, Edward (2001-06-09). "BOXING - Laila Ali Wins by Decision in Battle of Boxing Daughters". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016-02-09.

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