Boxer Jackie Tonawanda, 26 years old, black and fighting fit, is pressing a claim to allow her to fight with men.
CU Punch ball being hit PAN DOWN TO Jackie Tonawanda in workout
CU Jackie skipping (2 shots)
CU ZOOM OUT FROM Trainer giving instructions
SV Jackie hitting, punch bag
CU PAN FROM Sign on door: "Homan Rights" TO Jackie showing clenched fist as she poses for new men
CU Jackie seated with Human Rights official talking to her (3 shots)
JACKIE TONAWANDA WORKING-OUT IN GYMNASIUM: JACKIE ENTERING HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION OFFICES AND TALKING WITH HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICIAL.
Initials BB/1831 NC/AW/BB/1845
SPORT - BOXING
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Background: Boxer Jackie Tonawanda, 26 years old, black and fighting fit, is pressing a claim to allow her to fight with men.
She has filed a suit with the New York State Human Rights Commission charging the State's Athletic Commission with violating her human rights by refusing to grant her a boxing licence.
Jackie -- a light-heavyweight at 175 pounds (80 kilograms) -- has been boxing for 12 years. She has won all of her 23 fights ... three of them by knockouts.
Her lawyer says Jackie will go to court if the Human Rights Commission is unable to persuade the Athletic Commission to change its ruling on the licence application.