Legendary British boxing manager Frank Maloney is undergoing a sex change.
The famously tough-talking manager/promoter, who guided Lennox Lewis and David Haye to success, is undergoing gender reassignment treatment. He is now living as a woman and known as Kellie Maloney.
Maloney tells Britain's Sunday Mirror newspaper, "I was born in the wrong body and I have always known I was a woman. I can't keep living in the shadows, that is why I am doing what I am today. Living with the burden any longer would have killed me... What was wrong at birth is now being medically corrected... 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?... But if I had been in the theatre or arts world nobody would blink an eye about this transition."
Maloney managed Lewis from 1989 until 2001, and also worked with Haye and Rendall Munroe among other fighters.