(CP) The World Boxing Council has announced a new policy that requires participants in the sport to compete against members of their biological sex as the debate about men competing in women’s sports continues.
In a statement Monday, the World Boxing Council, one of the organizations that oversee professional boxing worldwide, issued a “Statement/Guidelines Regarding Transgender Athletes participation in professional Combat Sports.”
The statement, published on FightNews.com, declares that boxing matches should only occur “between two equally matched competitors.”
“The WBC advocates for two equally skilled and matched athletes competing in the cage or ring, on a level playing field and to keep matches fair, competitive, entertaining, and most importantly safe for all combatants,” the statement added. “At present level of scientific knowledge,…