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British Boxer Rob Newbiggin to Undergo Sex-Change

Rob Newbiggin, a British boxer, says he's being shunned by the public and friends after news borke in a tabloid that he will undergo a sex-change operation.

The boxer, who has fought in the ring with former welterweight champion Ricky Hatton, claims that the tabloid made him out to be "some kind of freak."

"My friends don't want to know me. I've got people winding their windows down shouting abuse at me while I go for my run…" Newbiggin told the Visiter.

Despite the harsh reaction his wife Emma is standing by him through the sex change.

He's currently scheduled to fight Michael Gomez on August 14 in his last male fight, but his plan is to apply for a female license from the Boxing Board of Control.

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