British boxer Rob Newbiggin to fight as a woman after sex change


A 44-year-old British boxer is preparing for a sex change, and will fight as a woman when it’s over.

Rob Newbiggin, a former sparring partner of Ricky Hatton’s, wears wigs, make-up and mini-skirts. He will soon be known as “Mercedes” after the operation, he told the Southport Visiter.

Rob, whose professional fight record includes three wins, one by knockout and 12 defeats, is married with three kids. He says that since revealing his plans to undergo a sex swap he has been deserted by many of his friends and has decided to move out of Southport.

According to the publication, he still wants to continue boxing— as a woman. But if this falls through, he hopes to carve out a career as a model.

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