Pat Manuel, Transgender Boxer, Makes History With Win

Transgender boxer Patricio Manuel made history Saturday with a unanimous decision victory over Mexican super featherweight Hugo Aguilar in Indio, California.

Manuel, 33, became the first transgender male to fight professionally in the United States.

"I wouldn't trade any of it. It was worth everything I went through to get to this point," Manuel said, according to the Los Angeles Times. "I'm a professional boxer now."


Manuel fought in the 2012 US Olympic trials as a female, but a shoulder injury spelled the end of a bid to make the team for the London Games after just one bout.

Months later he began the transition to male, and after surgery and hormone treatments waded through the bureaucracy of getting licensed to fight.

California boxing authorities were wary of granting a license, but once the International Olympic Committee ruled prior to the 2016 Rio Games that female to male transgender athletes could compete "without restriction" the way was cleared for him.

Aguilar, fighting in the United States for the first time, learned of Manuel's transition just two days before the bout," the Times reported. But he said it wasn't a problem.

"For me it’s very respectable," he said. "It doesn’t change anything for me. In the ring he wants to win and I want to win too."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Zaroku on 12-12-2018

[QUOTE=vaynardevil;19339815]imagine chris arreola transition to woman and box, ftw[/QUOTE] Chris A already has the tattays for it!

Comment by daggum on 12-12-2018

[QUOTE=John Locke;19341310]I thought boxing was the one place I could stay away from this disgusting trend, why is this even making headlines?[B] Pat Manuel is clearly unwell and in urgent need of help[/B].[/QUOTE] yes he needs to return to his…

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 12-12-2018

Quote: Originally Posted by PunchyPotorff View Post Explain how they're ruining anything, let along everything. [QUOTE=SUCIO416;19342437]We found the degenerate transgender apologist on boxingscene[/QUOTE] Whatever fantasy you wanna think clown. Looks like though, with a ZERO, your logic and reasoning skills…

Comment by Basco on 12-11-2018

Wait till one of these trans get put in the hospital for taking beating from a A class hard hitting boxer. We'll see then.

Comment by Eff Pandas on 12-10-2018

WBC Guy is cooking up a belt for this mfer as we speak I bet. The Bailey Jay belt.

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