Australian boxer Ebanie Bridges, the IBF women’s bantamweight champion, weighed in on the recent emergence of transgender women in women’s sports on Tuesday.
Bridges was asked in an interview with Bitcoin Casinos if he would ever fight a transgender woman.
«No, never,» she replied. «I think it’s wrong, especially in boxing. I think in all sports. I just think a lot of women in record-breaking sports weren’t originally women and in a sport where you’re trying to hurt the other person.» . you are reborn (a) man, I don’t care what you say, how many hormones you are taking, you are still born (a) man.
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«It’s like saying, all of a sudden, that Mike Tyson wants to be a girl now and he’s going to fight you, no way! And how do you measure that? ‘They don’t look really manly so it’s okay’, no. I even she trains with guys or guys younger than me and they’re ‘very strong’. So, I think not. Especially in combat sports and sports in general. Think of a woman who wants to be the best in her sport and then she has You have to compete against men who have obviously transitioned into women and it takes the whole feminine side of it.
«And then you have women transitioning to men going against men, which never happens. Very rarely. It’s always the other way around. There are no girls saying, ‘I’m transitioning because I feel like I’m a man.’ and they go to men’s sports. They don’t do that. It’s just the other way around. And if it were the other way around, for example, in combat sports, unless you’re taking a lot of testosterone and steroids, which is prohibited – you’re going to get attacked by men.»
Bridges suggested an open category for transgender athletes.
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«The reality is that, biologically, they remain what they are,» he said. bitcoin casinos «And it just takes away from women, from women’s sports.»
Bridges, who is also an OnlyFans model, burst onto the boxing scene when he won gold medals at the Australasian Games in 2016 and 2017. He then made his professional debut in 2019 and won by majority decision.
Bridges began by winning five straight fights before losing in April 2021 to Shannon Courtenay via unanimous decision. He would be the only blemish on his record thus far.
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She challenged then IBF Women’s Bantamweight Champion María Cecilia Román in March 2022 and won via unanimous decision. Her last fight was in December 2022 when she defeated Shannon O’Connell to retain her title.