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A Minnesota teen made history on Saturday night when she fought a competitive boxing match while wearing her hijab.

Amaiya Zafar, 16, has been boxing for almost four years, but Saturday was her first competitive bout, held at Richard Green Central Gym in Minneapolis.

Zafar fought to change USA Boxing's rules dictating competitors could not cover their hair or wear long sleeves.

"I felt like I had a purpose, you know," Zafar said after the match.


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