Katia Bissonnette was informed about the pairing by her coach about an hour before the match began.

A female boxer from Quebec withdrew from a competition upon learning that she had been paired with a transgender opponent without prior notice, citing concerns for her health and physical safety.

Katia Bissonnette chose not to compete against Mya Walmsley, an Australian athlete who was born a male, during the Golden Gloves Provincial Championship held from Oct. 27-29, in Victoriaville, Que.

Bissonnette was informed about the pairing by her coach about an hour before the match began, according to Le Journal de Montréal.

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