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]