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Oakdale girl fights for her chance to get in boxing ring
Fifteen-year-old Amaiya Zafar is just a girl who wants to box.
But before she can get into the ring of a USA Boxing-sanctioned event, such as a Friday bout in Duluth in which she hoped to compete, she will have to fight for the right to wear a hijab under her helmet and long sleeves and tights. That attire would allow her to adhere to her Muslim beliefs.
International rules governing boxing dictate that she wear a sleeveless jersey and shorts that can't go below her knees.
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