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Boxing: Wbc will discuss admitting transgender boxers

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(ANSA) – ROME, AUGUST 03 – The World Boxing Council (Wbc), one of the main bodies of professional boxing, will discuss the possible inclusion of transgender boxers at its next annual ‘convention’. He said this with a statement underlining that “the participation of transgender people in combat sports is a controversial topic. It is argued that transgender women have an unfair advantage over cisgender women in competitive and contact sports due to differences. physiological “. Then, after having recalled that “the values ​​of the WCC are loyalty, fairness and integrity” and that “we protect the health and well-being of all boxers as our number one priority” it is specified that one of the ‘mission’ of the institution is the commitment “to protect human rights, to eradicate discrimination and to help those who need it most”. Hence, “at our next annual convention, transgender boxing will be one of the main topics to discuss.” (HANDLE).

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