Kellie Maloney



Kellie Maloney, is a retired boxing manager and promoter. As Frank Maloney, she was involved in professional boxing for almost thirty years, most notably managing Lennox Lewis to the Undisputed Heavyweight Championship of the World. After working with Lewis for more than ten years, Maloney went on to work with a further four world title winning boxers and has managed a string of British, European and Commonwealth Champions. 
Born in Peckham, to Irish parents Kellie began boxing at school, after failing in attempts to become a jockey and a professional footballer, Maloney became a chef whilst continuing to box. Before the age of twenty Kellie began training other boxers and organising amateur contests. By the late 1970's this had led to a career as a professional trainer, with a working relationship with Frank Warren. Moving into management she began promoting professional fights, becoming Lennox Lewis's manager in 1989, forming a relationship that lasted until 2001.
In 2009 Kellie was Honoured by being voted European Promoter of the Year and retired from b boxing in 2013. 
In August 2014, she announced she was undergoing gender realignment therapy and was now known as Kellie. She gave a number of interviews to the media, and entered the reality TV show Celebrity Big Brother.
She is happy to speak candidly about her transition and the challenges she has faced, while is also still happy to reflect on her career as a boxing promoter looking at both the positive and negative experiences, highlighting the pressures and pleasures of working in the world of professional boxing.

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