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Saying goodbye to former boxing legend Freddie Moore

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -- Friends, family and the Rochester community said a final goodbye to boxing legend Freddie Moore. He died unexpectedly on December 20 at the age of 52.

Moore debuted his boxing career in November of 1994 and won the first 25 fights of his career.

We interviewed Moore back in 1999, when he was ranked 10th in the world.

His success quickly led him to winning a title belt before tapping out for his retirement in 2007.

Moore leaves behind his mother Ethal and his three daughters. We spoke with one of them about the most important life lessons he taught.

"To always put my family first, he believed in me a lot - and he wanted me to believe in myself more and he was constantly preaching that to me," said 24 year-old Shaniqua Moore. "To go for my dreams and I could do anything that I want. He believed in me a lot - me and my little sister.

If you couldn't make it to the memorial service, cards and letters can be sent to P.O. Box 7345, in Rochester, Minnesota 55903.

There is a GoFundMe page to help with funeral expenses.

Maddy Wierus

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