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Frank Maloney living as a woman and looking to have a sex change

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Ex boxing promoter Frank Maloney, best known for helping Lennox Lewis climb to the top of the boxing world, has revealed that he is now living as a woman. Maloney gave an exclusive interview to tabloid newspaper the Sunday Mirror and shared that he is currently undergoing hormone therapy and is well on the way to completing a sex change.

Maloney, who now prefers to be known as Kellie, revealed the reasons behind the transition saying "I was born in the wrong body and have always known I was a woman. I have a female brain. I knew I was different from the minute I could compare myself to others. I never felt comfortable doing boys things or playing boys games. But I buried myself in them to make sure I wasn’t seen as different."

Kellie also revealed that she was tormented with her true feelings while involved in the boxing world. She speculated on what might have happened if she had ben true to herself while working as a boxing promoter saying "I have never been able to tell anyone in boxing. Can you imagine me walking into a boxing hall dressed as a woman and putting an event on? I can imagine what they would scream at me."

A statement from Maloney's ex-charge Lennox Lewis reads "Having taken some time to read Kellie's statements, I understand better what she, and others in similar situations are going through. I think that all people should be allowed to live their lives in a way that brings them harmony and inner peace. I respect Kellie's decision and say that if this is what brings about true happiness in her life, than so be it. #LiveAndLetLive."

Maloney coached Lewis to a heavyweight title in 1992 and the duo continued to be successful for over a decade afterwards. Kellie has said that she is no longer in love with boxing for a number of reasons and she also shared her hopes of how this news would be greeted by the public in general saying "I hope society will be open-minded. I know I could have done my job in boxing as a female.”

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