Tag Archive | Boxing

British boxer scores TV first with same-sex dance debut

British boxer scores TV first with same-sex dance debut

Bisexual British boxer, Nicola Adams, will become the first person to compete with a same-sex dance partner in the hit show, ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, the BBC announced on Wednesday, in a coup for LGBT+ representation on primetime television. “It’s amazing to be a part of the movement for change, diversity and breaking boundaries in the […]

Transgender fighter wins in historic pro debut

Transgender fighter wins in historic pro debut

Patricio Manuel made boxing history on Saturday night, becoming the first transgender male to fight professionally in the United States. Manuel, 34, beat Hugo Aguilar by unanimous decision in Indio, Calif., on a Golden Boy Boxing fight card.

Film Review: Katie (Documentary About Katie Taylor)

Film Review: Katie (Documentary About Katie Taylor)

Frances Winston reviews this documentary about the Irish women’s boxing champion, Katie Taylor Directed by: Ross Whitaker – Starring: Katie Taylor Even those who aren’t boxing fans can’t help but admire Katie Taylor. The Bray-born pugilist has managed to carve out an impressive career in a traditionally male-dominated sport, and she has somehow managed to do […]

Katie Taylor documentary – Irish company acquires rights, cinema release Summer 2018

Katie Taylor documentary – Irish company acquires rights, cinema release Summer 2018

Irish company, Wildcard, have acquired the distribution rights for the new Katie Taylor documentary, KATIE TAYLOR: THE COMEBACK, with an Irish cinema release set for later this Summer.  The news follows Katie’s IBF World Title win over the weekend. The film, which is directed by Ross Whitaker (Unbreakable: The Mark Pollock Story) intimately follows champion boxer, […]

Boxing Promoter Kelley Maloney Comes Out as Transgender

Boxing Promoter Kelley Maloney Comes Out as Transgender

The former manager and promoter of boxing legend, Lennox Lewis, has revealed that she has recently undergone gender reassignment surgery, and is now living as a woman. Kellie Maloney, formerly known as Frank Maloney, surprised many boxing fans by revealing that she had “always known [she] was a woman” but that she couldn’t “keep living […]