Boxing Group Starting Separate Transgender League, Citing Safety

  • The World Boxing Council (WBC) is starting separate categories dedicated to transgender fighters to ensure competitors’ “safety,” officials announced Thursday.
  • WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman told The Telegraph in an interview published Thursday that the new divisions next year are to ensure that “the dangers of a man fighting a woman will never happen.”
  • “We will not allow — ever — a transgender born a man to fight a woman, who was born a woman,” he stated firmly.
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