Ramla Ali is a Somali boxer based in London and current African Zone Featherweight Champion as of 2019. She is the first male or female boxer in history to have won an international gold medal whilst representing the country of Somalia.
A one off special, live in collaboration with Pantene, Katie talks to boxer and Vogue cover girl, Ramla Ali, and writer and transgender campaigner, Paris Lees. Ramla talks about boxing in secret for six years due to her family disagreeing with her being involved in the sport. Paris talks about what it was like growing up as a boy who knew she was female. They are later joined by MBE Errol Douglas and talk about how the power of hair connects them all.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
From arriving in the UK in 1992 as a refugee, to being on the front cover of Meghan Markle's Vogue magazine, Amateur boxer Ramla Ali speaks to Anna Woolhouse & Andy Clarke about her incredible journey so far and looks ahead to qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
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London, England, UK
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1 hour, 50 minutes
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