World Boxing Council Commits to ‘Honest Competitors’, Bans Transgender Athletes From Competing

The World Boxing Council (WBC) has introduced new tips banning transgender athletes from competing within the sport. 

In a statement launched Monday, the group stated boxing matches may solely happen “between two equally matched opponents.” 

The WBC is a world skilled boxing group. It’s considered one of 4 main fight sports activities organizations that may sanction skilled boxing matches.

The group acknowledged that though it “firmly and unequivocally helps transgender rights”, they’re “dedicated to its worth of honest competitors” and security. 

“Fight sports activities equivalent to boxing are distinctive since each punch thrown on the head is thrown with the intention of successful by inflicting a knockout (which is nothing however a concussive head harm), the assertion posted on Fightnews.com reads. 

“The WBC advocates for 2 equally expert and matched athletes competing within the cage or ring, on a degree taking part in area and to maintain matches honest, aggressive, entertaining, and most significantly secure for all combatants,” the assertion continues. “At current degree of scientific information, the WBC consensus is that permitting transgender athletes to compete raises critical well being and security considerations.”

The group websites proof confirming trans-identified male opponents might have an unfair benefit over cisgender feminine opponents and cisgender male combatants might have an unfair benefit over trans-identified feminine fighters.

The announcement comes as the talk over equity has taken middle stage within the participation of transgender athletes in sports activities.

As CBN News reported in Might, two medical medical doctors confirmed that trans swimmer Lia Thomas, who started competing within the ladies’s division in 2021, had an unfair benefit over organic females competing within the sport. 

“Lia Thomas is the manifestation of the scientific proof,” Dr. Ross Tucker, a sports activities physiologist who consults on world athletics advised The New York Times. “The discount in testosterone didn’t take away her organic benefit.”

The WBC joins USA Powerlifting and FINA as skilled sports activities organizations that require collaborating athletes to compete towards these of the identical organic intercourse. 

The WBC guarantees to maintain researching the matter and in search of “equity within the sport and equality.”

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