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The Amateur Boxing Association of England has refused Sarah Blewden, 25, permission to compete. They claim her boob job as their reason.

Sarah Blewden, a former model, had surgery to pump up her 32Bs to 32Cs in 2003. The ABAE believes that Blewden’s implants put her at a greater health risk, and argue that in asking her not to compete they are only following international rules, which currently ban anyone from boxing who has undergone breast enhancement surgery. At first glance, the ABAE’s actions seem pretty reasonable, but Blewden is not going to take this lying down. She has volunteered to pay for any corrective surgery required to repair the damage to her breasts, but she doesn’t anticipate this being a problem: “My surgeon said they make me no more vulnerable than any other woman. They are not enormous ones – they are in proportion. They are gel implants and not liquid so they won’t burst,” she said. She also asked to wear a breast protector, but was told that it may not provide sufficient protection. Blewden has only been boxing for two years, but had so much natural talent that she had hoped to be among the first women to compete in boxing in the 2012 Olympics. [Telegraph & Mirror]

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