Sadaf Khadem, born in 1995, and she is the first Iranian woman ever to take part in an official boxing match. Some women fight but the bouts are illegal and being held in Turkey with no medical insurance. Little by little she became Iran’s only professional female boxer. “My parents were worried when I started boxing but they saw I was really loving it so now they are supporting me. I’m now steaming ahead,” said Khadem. Sadaf Khadem Biography and Profile.