Is Boxing for shaved people only?
WABA infringes on a person’s faith. A religious boxer is forbidden to wear a beard in the ring.
“Amerpreet Singh, a prominent figure within the Sikh community in Cardiff, agrees with Mr. Singh and said: “To me, it’s 100% discriminatory. By saying you cannot fight in Wales as an amateur boxer because you have a beard is heartbreaking.”
“Sikhs fought in the first and second world war. When we fought in those wars, they didn’t fight with a trimmed beard. They fought with their turbans and their full beards.”
“It hurts that they’re trying to tell us that we can’t do amateur boxing in Wales because we have a beard, but yet we were fine to fight for freedom in those wars.”