Jackie Frazier-Lyde was born on December 2, 1962 and is the daughter of former heavyweight boxing champ Joe Frazier. This former boxer is also a lawyer and played basketball while attending university. Frazier entered the world of professional women’s boxing later than most at the age of 38. Her decision was mostly influenced by the desire to avenge the losses of her father to Laila Ali’s father, Muhammad Ali.
On her first match, Frazier-Lyde beat Teela Reese in the first round. This was at about the same time that Laila Ali was also winning her matches. The two women starred in the first pay-per-view bout headlined by women in 2001, named Ali-Frazier IV in reference to the three fights headlined by their fathers.
Ali won the match with a solid jab on the eight round. Despite this loss, Frazier-Lyde continued with her career after this match, winning the WIBA Light Heavyweight title by defeating Suzette Taylor with a TKO in the fourth round. She won the WIBF title a year later. In 2004, she won the UBA World Heavyweight title in a fight against Mary Ann Almager at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City.
She has a record of 13 wins, 1 loss and 9 wins by knock out. In 2007, Frazier-Lyde was sued by her father for failing to report several important documents while she was serving as her father’s lawyer and business adviser from 1989 to 2004. He later dropped the charges. In 2008 she was elected as a municipal court judge in Philadelphia in 2008 and is currently serving on the bench.