Katia Bissonnette stated, ‘There was no information, not even specifying that it was someone who was born male. It’s like everything was normalized.’

During the provincial Golden Gloves championship in Quebec on Oct. 27 to Oct. 29, Katia Bissonnette, a female boxer from Saguenay, withdrew from the competition upon discovering that her opponent, Mya Walmsley, identified as a transwoman. The revelation came just one hour before the scheduled match, leading to Bissonnette’s withdrawal and Walmsley claiming victory by default.

Katia Bissonnette, who had fought her way back from a tumultuous past involving addiction issues, spoke passionately about her journey into boxing during an interview. She emphasized the positive impact the sport had on her life, helping her overcome challenges and rebuild herself both physically and mentally.

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