Kellie Maloney will not rule out boxing return

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Former boxing promoter Kellie Maloney has not ruled out a future return to the world of boxing promotion and management.

Previously known as Frank, Kellie left the boxing world in complete shock last month as she announced she is having gender reassignment treatment.

The former promoter, who managed Lennox Lewis as he rose to the top of heavyweight boxing, was on Sky Sports' Ringside to talk about a possible return to the sport.

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Talking of a return to promotion Kellie said: "Things have changed a lot for me, obviously, but the one thing I do miss is the boxing world.

“I miss the characters, the banter, the deal-making and I’m contemplating should I return or not.

“Boxing was a passion for me and I still think it could be. Of everything from my previous life I’m actually missing the boxing world. Thirty years of my life were spent in the greatest sport there is, the hardest sport there is, one full of characters and you can’t just wipe that out of your life.”

It would be interesting to see how a sport like Boxing would welcome back Kellie as she begins her new life.

It is a notoriously hard sport that is very unforgiving and many people may find it hard to come to terms with Kellie Maloney, considering how long they knew her as Frank Maloney.

But one thing that Kellie would be able to use from her 30 years of experience in the sport is how to take a fighter to the top. Along with Lewis, Maloney was also behind the success of David Haye in the cruiserweight division.


Kellie spent the last two weeks under the watchful eye of the British public as she entered the Big Brother house.

She was joined on the channel 5 programme by former European Heavyweight Champion and Olympic Gold medalist Audley Harrison, who was promoted by Frank Maloney during his fighting days.

The atmosphere between the two was tense as first as Audley admitted he found it difficult to come to terms with Kellie's new life choice, however Harrison soon came to terms with her choice and even said he would be open to being promoted by Kellie if he was to make a return to the ring.

Lewis himself and other major figures in the boxing world have been quick to show their support to the decision Maloney has made. The former undisputed heavyweight champion said he was surprised but respected the decision Kellie made.

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