Boxer cancels return back home

Sadaf Khadem, the first female Persian boxer to win an overseas fight, intends to stay in France, where she fought in April, after an arrest warrant was issued by her country. Khadem and her trainer, Mahyar Monshipour, are in Poitiers and had been expected to return back home after the win over Anne Chauvin. The 24-year-old, who works as a fitness trainer back home, had defied her country’s rule that female athletes should dress in line with Islamic laws. Khadem was bare-headed and wore shorts for the bout in Royan.