Canadian Female Boxer Withdraws From Title Match Against Trans Opponent

  • A biologically female boxer reportedly withdrew from a Canadian championship match after learning she would be facing a transgender opponent.
  • Katia Bissonnette opted out of fighting Mya Walmsley, who is biologically male, once she learned of Walmsley’s biological sex an hour prior to the 2023 Provincial Golden Glove Championship last month, according to Reduxx. Walmsley won the match by default since officials were unable to find another boxer in the same weight class.
  • Bissonnette, who is from Saguenay, pointed to a 2020 study on strength by the University of Utah when explaining her decision to opt out.
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