First Male Transgender Pro Boxer Wins in Debut



The first professional transgender male boxer in U.S. history made his pro debut on Saturday— with a decisive win.


Patricio Manuel, 33, defeated Mexican super-featherweight Hugo Aguilar in a bout at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif., the Los Angeles Times reported. The judges unanimously ruled Manuel the victor.


Although the bout only lasted for 12 minutes, Manuel’s journey to the fight began years ago, the Times reported.


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