USA Boxing announced that it will begin accepting transgender athletes to the sport.
According to a new ‘Transgender Policy‘ written in August 2022 and to be officially implemented on January 1, 2024, transgender boxers will undergo consistent testing and be required to meet a series of conditions to become and remain eligible. A biological man who identifies with a transgender female must, for example, have had gender reassignment surgeries and a testosterone level of less than five nanomoles/liter over the past two years and in competitions.
In contrast, a woman who is biologically male but identifies with a transgender identity must be post-op. Her testosterone level should also have been higher than ten nanomol/L over the past two years and in competitions.
If a transgender athlete is found to be in violation of this policy, they will be banned from competing for an entire year.
Boxers who are under 18 years old must compete according to their biological sex. Still,…