Chislehurst boxing legend Frank Maloney now called Kellie

Frank Maloney is now known as Kellie

Frank Maloney is now known as Kellie

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Chislehurst boxing legend Frank Maloney has told the world he is having a sex change and living as a woman.

The 61-year-old, a past fight promoter and manager of world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, explained her name is now Kellie and has been having hormone therapy.

In an interview with The Sunday Mirror, wearing a dress and high heels, the Millwall fan said she “was born in the wrong body and have always known I was a woman” – before revealing she is now more than a year into changing gender.

She explained: “I have a female brain. I have never felt comfortable doing boys’ things, playing boys’ games.”

Kellie said she has spent years fearing her secret would come out and has been “mentally tearing myself apart”.

Now reportedly split up from wife Tracey, but remaining good friends, she also said she has never been able to tell anyone in the world of boxing – often perceived to be a macho profession.

But Kellie added: “I hope society will be open-minded. I know I could have done my job in boxing as a female.”

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1:20pm Mon 11 Aug 14

madras says...

Surprised. But live and let live.
Surprised. But live and let live. madras
  • Score: 6

2:02pm Mon 11 Aug 14

cookster says...

I'm surprised the usual Mensa members on here aren't making their usual glib remarks. Brave thing to do, but ultimately you've got to do what makes you happy.
I'm surprised the usual Mensa members on here aren't making their usual glib remarks. Brave thing to do, but ultimately you've got to do what makes you happy. cookster
  • Score: -4

2:46pm Mon 11 Aug 14

ron.1952 says...

Well I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised by the two previous comments. It's really no ones business but Kellies and good luck to her.

Ronny x
Well I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised by the two previous comments. It's really no ones business but Kellies and good luck to her. Ronny x ron.1952
  • Score: -7

2:55pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Dean ambrose says...

still has man hands so still a man
still has man hands so still a man Dean ambrose
  • Score: 7

3:35pm Mon 11 Aug 14

ron.1952 says...

Dean ambrose wrote:
still has man hands so still a man
Well perhaps you can explain to all of us just how you know that luvvy ?

Ron.
[quote][p][bold]Dean ambrose[/bold] wrote: still has man hands so still a man[/p][/quote]Well perhaps you can explain to all of us just how you know that luvvy ? Ron. ron.1952
  • Score: -7

3:57pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Dean ambrose says...

was in the far superior Daily mail, hands on show looking like that fella from Benidorm. it is all a work anyway.
was in the far superior Daily mail, hands on show looking like that fella from Benidorm. it is all a work anyway. Dean ambrose
  • Score: 9

7:37pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Dean ambrose wrote:
was in the far superior Daily mail, hands on show looking like that fella from Benidorm. it is all a work anyway.
What do ya look at the pictures in the Daily Wail boi.

Who cares about Kellie, it's 'his' life leave her alone.
[quote][p][bold]Dean ambrose[/bold] wrote: was in the far superior Daily mail, hands on show looking like that fella from Benidorm. it is all a work anyway.[/p][/quote]What do ya look at the pictures in the Daily Wail boi. Who cares about Kellie, it's 'his' life leave her alone. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 56

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