Former female fighter argues USA Boxing is 'letting a guy fight a woman' with its new trans policy.
A former female boxer raised concerns about USA Boxing's decision to allow trans women to compete against women.
USA Boxing is the latest sports body to allow transgender athletes to compete in the gendered divisions that they identify with. After the regulations were initially drafted in August 2022, the policy went officially into force on January 1, 2024.
"I can't imagine that USA Boxing would allow transgender people to compete. "Basically, you're allowing a man to fight a woman," Christy Martin, one of the most well-known former female boxers to compete, told Fox News Digital.
Martin became the first woman to be inducted into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame in 2016, and she has since been honored into six other Halls of Fame, including the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Martin retired in 2012 with 49 victories and 7 losses, 31 of which came via knockout.Boxing in the United States is under fire for allowing transgender athletes to compete against women: 'This is not progress'.
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