Sarah Blewden Is Prohibited From Boxing In England Due To Breast Implants
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England's Boxing Authorities Are Holding This Woman's Breast Implants Against Her

2/16/09 in Bowling   |   Pat   |   5232 respect


Sarah Blewden, 25, is a model who wants to start a boxing career. Her goal was to box for Britain in the 2012 Olympics in London. Unfortunately for her, the Amateur Boxing Association put a stop to it, due to breast implants she had gotten back in 2003.

Blewden runs a hair salon, but started boxing about 2 years ago to keep in shape. She found out quickly that she was pretty good at it, and wanted to pursue it a little further. Obviously she was taken aback at the decision of the ABA.

According to Tony Attwood of the Amateur Boxing Association, "International rules forbid anyone with breast implants continuing to box". So even though Blewden understands the risks and has agreed to pay for any damage caused to her 32C's (formerly 32B), she will be unable to continue to box.

I'm no expert in the sweet science, but is it possible that international boxing rules would really have a special provision for fighters with breast implants? Logic would seem to state that this would be a relatively recent issue, and probably wouldn't have come up for discussion when the rules were written.

A quick perusal and document search for several terms involving implants, augmentations, etc found no such rule in the ABA's official rules document, which is available for viewing online. That's not to say that there aren't other editions elsewhere, but is it possible that this was just a knee-jerk reaction by the ABA, and not really something that is banned by rule? Who knows? But I'm sure we'll find out shortly.

She has asked to wear a breast protector, but was told that it might not work, and that she was still prohibited. Perhaps she'll have to stick to her modeling and hair salon business, instead of letting her implants be proverbial punching bags. How unfortunate.



Female boxer Sarah Blewden gets banned from competing because of her false boobs [The Mirror]
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2/17/09   |   johnknowles

Well if the only thing that is keeping her from competing is that fact she has had breast implants then they should find a way to make some type of guard for athletes to wear when they compete . It is rubbish that they have guards or cups or some sort of things for people to wear for every sport but they wont let a female with implants compete. I think they are just afraid that she will kick AZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!

2/17/09   |   keppieboy   |   158 respect

 Do not touch the tatas

2/17/09   |   Mr_SANT   |   1 respect

fight!!! Fight!!! jeb!! hook!!!

2/16/09   |   littleice2   |   31 respect

I think the British Boxing Authority is scared because she could win a gold medal at the olympics and they don't want a woman with fake breasts winning a medal. If her implants are the only thing that the British Boxing Commission is holding against her , Here's an Idea for them Test some of the fluid from one of the implants and see if the fluids is on the banned substance list if it is then don't let her fight , But if it's not here a phrase but change a little that they used in the second bad news bears movie but for this female boxer LET HER FIGHT

2/16/09   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

lee1214_us wrote:
it's probably b/c of what happens if the implants rupture on impact of a punch.  If they do, perhaps the implant material will cause harm to her. 

I don't have any (had to get that out of the way) but if she is willing to take that risk, take any precautions she can to prevent that from happening, WHY do Britain's Boxing Authority think they have authority over her body?

2/16/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Pat wrote:
I was wondering how much better I was going to have to set people up for someone to actually go for it.

Thanks for restoring my faith in mankind.

Well I was giving the usual "guys" to make that comment. I was disappointed to see it hadn't been posted.

2/16/09   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Jubanator14 wrote:
England's Boxing Authorities Are Holding This Woman's Breast Implants Against Her

Since no one else has said it....

I'd let her hold her breast implants against me.

I was wondering how much better I was going to have to set people up for someone to actually go for it.

Thanks for restoring my faith in mankind.

2/16/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

England's Boxing Authorities Are Holding This Woman's Breast Implants Against Her

Since no one else has said it....

I'd let her hold her breast implants against me.

2/16/09   |   LA_dodgers_fan

UFC probably doesn't care about implants. I'd pay big money to see her fight Gina Carano. Hell, I'd even watch another Kimbo fight if it were on that card.

2/16/09   |   lee1214_us

it's probably b/c of what happens if the implants rupture on impact of a punch.  If they do, perhaps the implant material will cause harm to her. 

2/16/09   |   gobigblue1960   |   4803 respect

Pat, this story is why we love ya' so...who else could come up with this article. Another great job.

2/16/09   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Debi_L wrote:
I'm sure all you did was a document search...................

If she is willing to pay for any damages, wear a protector and take any other necessary precautions, to say nothing of taking the chance that her beautiful face might be rearranged, I say let her box.

Are you questioning my thorough perusal of the rule book?

OK, you got me. All I did was a document search. But I also looked through the table of contents. There was no listing for "boobies", so I assume it's not really in there.

2/16/09   |   primo   |   1 respect

i'd let her box me all she wants. as long as it's not below the belt

2/16/09   |  

You have someone that wants to do something positive with their life and yet again, they get denied because of a stupid rule. Isn't that a punch in the "breast"

2/16/09   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

I'm sure all you did was a document search...................

If she is willing to pay for any damages, wear a protector and take any other necessary precautions, to say nothing of taking the chance that her beautiful face might be rearranged, I say let her box.