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Boxing trainer 'relieved' to become a woman

by Tom Savvides

A former boxing promoter from Kent, who was one of the biggest names in the sport, has spoken about the decision to live as a woman.

Frank Maloney, known as Kellie, says she knew from a young age that she wanted to be a female.

Kellie has told ITV News that coming out was like a 'complete release'.

This report by Tom Savvides includes interviews with Kellie Maloney, boxing trainer Charlie Rumble and Sarah Savage from Trans Pride Brighton.

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MP Laura boxes clever with Olympic hopefuls

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MP Laura Sandys with the young boxers Credit: Laura Sandys

Kent MP Laura Sandys met aspiring Olympians at one of their training sessions at the Hornets Boxing Academy in Newington, Ramsgate.

After the visit, Laura said: “It was great to visit this relatively new boxing club that has real ambition to develop Olympic champions. The Academy is providing aspiring professional boxers with a place to train as well as coaching.

"They held their first large tournament in Ramsgate a fortnight ago and are hoping to host lots more in the future. It is an exciting project in Newington and I very much hope that in a few years, we may have a boxer from Thanet competing -and winning- an Olympic gold medal."

Ricky Hatton is stopped by a body shot

Ricky Hatton (right) in action with Vyacheslav Senchenko during the Welterweight bout at the Manchester Arena, Manchester. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Ricky Hatton's bid to relaunch his boxing has been dramatically ended in Manchester.

Despite a solid start to the bout, he took a heavy body shot from Vyacheslav Senchenko that finished the fight.

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