Looking for a Fight: Transgender Boxer Born a Woman, Fighting as a Man
Kevin Baxter - The Los Angeles Times
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August 5, 2017
Pat Manuel once tried out for the US Olympic Woman's Boxing team, then came out as transgender and began transitioning to being a man, but still a boxer. (LATimes)
Meet Pat Manuel, who is the first U.S. boxer to fight as a woman and then as a man. A five-time amateur boxing champion whose biggest tournament ended in surrender, Manuel is just months away from his pro debut.
He has cycled through a number of dead-end jobs and now owns a digital marketing company. It’s called Dark Horse, a name Manuel hopes is prophetic as well as prosaic.
Manuel says the biggest daily reminder that he has finally taken control of his life comes when he looks in the mirror each morning.
Read the story at The Los Angeles Times
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