NBC: Opponent Commits to May Bout vs. Transgender Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Fallon Fox in Coral Gables

Updated: April 2, 2013

d0d354668f69293e040aa69de3140c78_LBy: Willard Shepard

As the Florida State Boxing Commission considers whether a transgender mixed martial arts fighter can get back in the ring, her next opponent has committed to taking her on in a May bout.

The case of Fallon Fox – who used to be a man and now identifies as a woman – has brought up legal issues and safety concerns, experts said.

But MMA fighter Allanna Jones has decided she will face off against Fox at the University of Miami’s Bank United Center May 24, promoter Jorge de la Noval of the Championship Fighting Alliance told NBC 6 Monday night.

“A fight is a fight! I’ll knock her out!” the promoter quoted Jones as saying. She had until Tuesday to decide.

Meantime, the debate over should Fox be able to compete as a woman is intensifying. The boxing commission may decide Fox’s status when it meets Friday.

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