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Boxing plans to form a category solely for TRANSGENDER athletes in 2023 with the WBC looking to move forward for 'safety and inclusion' reasons... as the sport prepares to instigate a 'global call' for trans athletes

                          The Daily Mail  (MailOnline)
By Ben Willcocks For Mailonline
Published: 10:48 EST, 29 December 2022
Updated: 10:53 EST, 29 December 2022

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World Boxing Council chief Mauricio Sulaiman plans to establish a new transgender category...
...solely for transgender fighters in 2023, according to reports.

'It is the time to do this, and we are doing this because of safety and inclusion. We have been the leaders in rules for women's boxing - so the dangers of a man fighting a woman will never happen because of what we are going to put in place.

'In boxing, a man fighting a woman must never be accepted regardless of gender change. There should be no grey area around this, and we want to go into it with transparency and the correct decisions.

'Woman to man or man to woman transgender change will never be allowed to fight a different gender by birth.'
Adopting the 'at birth' rule, the sport will only allow trans fighters to compete against each other if the athletes were born with the same sex.

Sulaiman added: 'We are creating a set of rules and structures so that transgender boxing can take place, as they fully deserve to if they want to box.


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