Joe Frazier’s daughter, Jacqui Frazier-Lyde, will be inducted today into the Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame. She’s the first woman to be so honored.
The daughter of the late former world champion,”Smokin’” Joe Frazier, Jacqui “Sister Smoke” Frazier-Lyde fought between 2000 and 2004. She won multiple championships and finished with a 13-1-1 record with 9 knockouts. That single loss came in 2001 when she and Laila Ali, daughter of Muhammad Ali, rekindled their fathers’ historic feud for the first pay-per-view boxing card headlined by women. Frazier-Lyde ended up losing by a majority decision.
She will join her father and her brother Marvis Frazier as members of the hall. Today, she will accept the honor at the City Council Caucus Room in City Hall, not at the actual induction ceremony on May 18, because her current role as municipal court judge prevents her from attending.
She joins five boxers and four non-boxers in the hall's 2014 class.