A young Iranian woman who became the first woman from her country to contest an official boxing match says she has cancelled her return home from France after a warrant was issued for her arrest.
24-year-old Miss Sadaf Khadem beat the French boxer Anne Chauvin in an amateur bout on Saturday.
She had planned to fly to Tehran with her French-Iranian trainer this week.
However, given that she has violated Iran’s compulsory dress code by boxing in a vest and shorts during her time in France, rumors on social media are swirling that she would be arrested upon return to Iran.
Iranian officials have so far not confirmed the existence of a warrant.