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Iran’s trailblazing female boxer dominated her match. Now she fears arrest if she returns home.

Iran’s trailblazing female boxer dominated her match. Now she fears arrest if she returns home.
Thursday 18
1:45 2019

Iranian Sadaf Khadem boxes against Anne Chauvin in France on April 13. (Stephane Mahe/Reuters) Seconds into the third round of what some consider an Iranian woman’s first official boxing match, Sadaf Khadem had her opponent, Anne Chauvin of France, timed up. She landed a flurry of right hooks, knocking Chauvin’s head guard off kilter. At the closing bell, the ringside crowd in Royan, in western France, rose to give Khadem a standing ovation. Chauvin — defeated, but no worse for the wear after three rounds — gave Khadem a hug in the middle of the ring, grabbed her wrist and ...

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Summary: “I wasn’t wearing a hijab, I was coached by a man — some people take a dim view of this,” Sadaf Khadem said.

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