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Boxing trainer 'relieved' to become a woman

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.


MP Laura boxes clever with Olympic hopefuls

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.