Kellie Maloney is a famous face of the boxing world, making her fame as a boxing promoter and coach. She is best known for being the manager of boxing legend Lennox Lewis, taking Lennox to the top of his game. Throughout her career, Kellie has forged a reputation for leading boxers to countless British, Commonwealth and European titles. Kellie is also widely known for transitioning from male to female and undergoing gender reassignment surgery. Today Kellie shares her story of transition to help create both awareness and support for other members of the LGBT+ community.
At the start of her career in boxing, Kellie coached alongside major boxing promoter Frank Warren. By the 1980s, Kellie split from Frank and moved to manage independently, going on to be a promoter for professional fights. Kellie got her big break in the world of boxing when she became Lennox Lewis’ manager in 1989 and has since gone on to create great success for many sporting professionals.
Outside of boxing, Kellie has overcome great adversity throughout her life. Struggling with her identity for many years, Kellie announced to the world in 2014 that she wanted to be known as a female and underwent gender reassignment surgery. She has since released a documentary with Amazon Prime, titled From Frank to Kellie that documents her transition. Kellie has also suffered a heart attack that unfortunately left her with substantial heart damage. She has formerly been known as a supporter of UKIP, acting as their candidate during the 2004 London Mayoral Elections. Kellie has also claimed the title of Boxing Promoter of the Year and was named Transgender Champion at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards.
Today Kellie has made a shock return to the world of boxing, taking on the challenge of promoting and coaching female boxers in their early career. A role model of the LGBT+ community, Kellie is also frequently sought as a public speaker to discuss the course of her career and transition. Described as ‘charming’, ‘brave’ and ‘remarkably clever’, Kellie is the perfect speaker for online speaking events and provides an engaging speech no matter the occasion.
Kellie Maloney is regularly booked to engage audiences at virtual events, read their latest feedback below:
“We have just finished working with Kellie on a large scale conference. The theme was around gender identity and stereotypes, and our audience was split between practitioners and members of the public. Kellie was an absolute joy to work with from the start. Kellie arrived early to conduct media interviews which she was incredibly professional at doing. Kellie spoke on a stage to 700 people for about 40minutes and absolutely captivated the audience throughout. I have had a lot of positive feedback since the event, all because of Kellie’s presentation, and the way she spoke about her personal experiences. Kellie has a true talent for public speaking, and is a great name to attract people to your event. My thanks also to team at Champions UK who were easy to work with, and always communicated with me promptly.”
“I wanted to thank Kellie Maloney for the attendance of our event on Friday 7th of June 2019, Ms Maloney is an absolute dream to work with, Her presence at the event was a thrill for all who attended, and it was amazing how completely at ease she makes every feel, she is charming, personable, fantastic conversationalist, very witty and a remarkably clever and brave lady… I think that Kellie actually took it upon herself to make a real point of chatting to everyone at the event and this in itself is a tremendous skill. It was amazing to be helped and guided by yourself as well as an agency, we felt very supported in our booking and recommend Champions Speakers and Kellie Maloney to everyone.”
“Kellie’s presentation was very well received by all of our employees across the 4 UK sites , and I have already received feedback from several employees commenting on Kellie’s honesty and openness to discuss what is clearly still a very personal and difficult subject. Some of our employees have described her talk as “Inspirational” and it has certainly achieved the desired effect of raising the awareness of Mental Health and the need to seek help. I would recommend Kellie to others who are trying to raise the awareness of mental health and remove the stigma associated with acknowledging that “it is ok to be not ok”