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2017 USA Boxing Elite National Championships

2017 USA Boxing Elite National Championships Finals

Salt Palace Convention Center

Salt Lake City, Utah

December 9

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Ring 2

Ginny defends her number one Rank at the National Championship  tonight. She is the 8th fight in ring number 2. Fights start at 7:00 PM MT.

https://www.teamusa.org/usa-boxing/2017-national-championships

 

FUCHS Takes 4th International Gold of 2017

 

Fuchs Takes Fourth International Gold of 2017 at Balkan Tournament

OCT. 22, 2017, 4 P.M. (ET)

Flyweight Virginia Fuchs (Kemah, Texas) capped off her already impressive 2017 season with her fourth international gold at the 2017 Balkan Tournament in Sophia, Bulgaria.

Fuchs, who finishes the year 16-0 in international tournaments, once again faced Brazilian Grazieli Jesus de Sousa and took the judges card for another unanimous decision victory. The win closes out a dominating year for the American, which has included gold medals at the Felix Stamm Tournament, Strandja Tournament and Continental Championships.

Fuchs will close out her 2017 season at the 2017 USA Boxing Elite National Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah this upcoming December. She will return to Colorado Springs, Colo. to the Olympic Training Center to begin her preparation for those championships. Team USA was led by Head Coach Billy Walsh (Colorado Springs, Colo.) during the tournament. Teammate Rashida Ellis (Lynn, Mass.) was the other American to box in the tournament, but fell short during the opening round.

Results

51 kg.: Virginia Fuchs, Kemah, Texas/USA, dec. over Grazieli Jesus/BRA,5-0

 

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Team USA's Elite Women Travel to Sofia, Bulgaria Today for the 2017 Balkan Tournament

Three members of the Elite Women’s High Performance Squad depart for Sofia, Bulgaria today to compete for gold at the 2017 Balkan Tournament, October 17-23. The members of the team have been preparing for the tournament since September 18 at the Olympic Training Center.

The three boxers representing the United States in Bulgaria are Rashida Ellis (Lynn, Mass.), Virginia Fuchs (Kemah, Texas) and Naomi Graham (Colorado Springs, Colo.). The trio of Americans will be looking to close out a successful year for the Elite Women’s program on the international stage. Fuchs will be looking to claim her fourth international gold medal this year, while Ellis and Graham will be making their first international appearance of 2017.

Billy Walsh (Colorado Springs, Colo.) will lead the Americans throughout the tournament, with Quentin McCoy (Colorado Springs, Colo.) serving as assistant coach. Also working with Team USA throughout the tournament will be Medical Manager Jarad Branski (Colorado Springs, Colo.), National Teams Manager Jess Luscinski (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Head Strength & Conditioning Coach Jose Polanco (Colorado Springs, Colo.).

The third edition of the Balkan Tournament preliminary rounds will begin Wednesday, October 18, with finals on Sunday, October 22. Follow USA Boxing for complete results of the tournament.

https://www.teamusa.org:443/USA-Boxing/Features/2017/October/16/Team-USAs-Elite-Women-Travel-to-Sofia-Bulgaria-Today-for-the-2017-Balkan-Tournament#.WeTsJaehuVs.email

FUCHS WINS GOLD at 2017 CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Fuchs and Perkins Win Gold at 2017 Continental Championships

JUNE 17, 2017, 12:27 P.M. (ET)

Team USA picked up six medals on the sixth day of the 2017 Continental Championships, including two gold medals from flyweight Virginia Fuchs (Kemah, Texas) and heavyweight Danielle Perkins (Houston, Texas), at the Coliseum Nacional de Ingenieros in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Fuchs and Perkins were the highlight of the second session of the day, each taking their first Continental Championships title. 

Fuchs won all five judges card over Canada’s Mandy Bujold to take her third international title of the year. “Overall, I am very happy with my performance here,” stated Fuchs. “After losing last year in the semifinals, I came back showing everyone I am at that world class level.”

This year’s Continental Championships has brought over 200 boxers from 28 different countries. Team USA is led by Head Coach Billy Walsh (Colorado Springs, Colo.), as well as Resident Coach Kay Koroma(Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Assistant Coaches Joe Guzman (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Jeff Mays (San Antonio, Texas) and Augie Sanchez (Las Vegas, Nev.).

 

Team USA Results

51 kg: Virginia Fuchs, Kemah, Texas/USA dec. over Mandy Bujold/CAN, 5-0

56 kg: Javier Ibanez/CUB dec over. Duke Ragan, Cincinnati, Ohio/USA, 4-1

60 kg: Delante Johnson, Cleveland, Ohio/USA dec. over Luis Cabrera/VEN, 5-0

64 kg: Andy Cruz/CUB dec. over Freudis Rojas Jr., Las Vegas, Nev./USA, 5-0

69 kg: Quinton Randall, Katy, Texas/USA dec. over Juan Solano/DOM, 5-0

75 kg: Tamara Thibeault/CAN dec. over Oshae Jones, Toledo, Ohio/USA, 3-2

81+ kg: Danielle Perkins, Houston, Texas/USA, won by RSC over Alvarado Jaritza/NCA, RSC-1

91+ kg: Jose Larduet/CUB dec. over Nkosi Solomon, Brooklyn, N.Y./USA, 5-0

Ginny Fuchs defeated at World Championships; can still qualify for Olympics with help

Astana, Kazakhstan (May 21, 2016) - Houston boxer Ginny Fuchs was defeated today, in a majority decision, by Anna Alimardanova (Azerbaijan) in the second round of the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships. Two judges had Alimardanova ahead on their scorecards (39-37) while one judge scored the bout as a draw (38-38).

Even with today's loss, Fuchs can still qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games, however she no longer controls her own destiny. Fuchs will qualify for the Olympics only if Mandy Bujold (Canada) places in the top 4 in this tournament. Earlier today, Bujold advanced to the round of 16 with a unanimous decision over Yana Burym (Belarus). If Bujold, who is ranked #3 in the Flyweight division, wins on May 23 and again on May 24, Fuchs will qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games. Bujold has already qualified for the 2016 Olympics out of the Americas region.

Fuchs is one of 49 boxers competing in the Flyweight division (112 pounds) <tournament bracket>. The 2016 Women's World Boxing Championships, are from May 19-27, in Astana, Kazakhstan.

There are three weight-classes in women’s boxing at the Olympic Games: Flyweight (112 pounds), Lightweight (132 pounds), and Middleweight (165 pounds). Each weight-class will feature 12 boxers at the Olympic Games.

Ginny wins opening bout at World Championships

Astana, Kazakhstan - Houston boxer Ginny Fuchs defeated, in a unanimous decision, Grazieli Jesus de Sousa (Brazil) in the opening round of the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships on May 19, 2016. Fuchs won every round on each judges' scorecard <http://d152tffy3gbaeg.cloudfront.net/2016/02/C74-C74E01_0.pdf>.

Fuchs now advances to the second round of the tournament where she will face Anna Alimardanova (Azerbaijan) on May 21 (time: TBD). Fuchs has never fought Alimardanova who received an opening round bye in the tournament.

This tournament is Fuchs' final opportunity to qualify for the 2016 Olympics Games. Fuchs will qualify for the Olympics if one of the following scenarios occurs:

  • Fuchs places in the top 4 in this tournament
  • Mandy Bujold (Canada) places in the top 4 in this tournament
  • Victoria Ingrit Lorena Valencia (Colombia) places in the top 4 in this tournament

Bujold and Valencia have already qualified for the 2016 Olympics and are in the Americas region.

Fuchs is one of 49 boxers competing in the Flyweight division (112 pounds) <tournament bracket>. The 2016 Women's World Boxing Championships, are from May 19-27, in Astana, Kazakhstan, and all of the matches are being streamed at http://www.dailymotion.com/aiba.

There are three weight-classes in women’s boxing at the Olympic Games: Flyweight (112 pounds), Lightweight (132 pounds), and Middleweight (165 pounds). Each weight-class will feature 12 boxers at the Olympic Games.

Ginny Fuchs is set to compete in the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships

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Astana, Kazakhstan - Houston boxer Ginny Fuchs will face Grazieli Jesus de Sousa (Brazil) in the first round of the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships on May 19, 2016. Fuchs' match will begin at approximately 3:15pm (which is 4:15am in Houston). <bout schedule for May 19>

Fuchs is one of 49 boxers competing in the Flyweight division (112 pounds) <tournament bracket>. The 2016 Women's World Boxing Championships, will be held from May 19-27, in Astana, Kazakhstan. Semi-final and Championship matches will be streamed at http://www.dailymotion.com/aiba.

This tournament is Fuchs' final opportunity to qualify for the 2016 Olympics Games. Fuchs will qualify for the Olympics if one of the following scenarios occurs:

  1. Fuchs places in the top 4 in this tournament
  2. Mandy Bujold (Canada) places in the top 4 in this tournament
  3. Victoria Ingrit Lorena Valencia (Colombia) places in the top 4 in this tournament

Bujold and Valencia have already qualified for the 2016 Olympics and are in the Americas region.

Fuchs and Jesus de Sousa have boxed once beforeon March 19, 2016, in Argentina. In that match-up, Fuchs won in a unanimous decision.

There are three weight-classes in women’s boxing at the Olympic Games: Flyweight (112 pounds), Lightweight (132 pounds), and Middleweight (165 pounds). Each weight-class will feature 12 boxers at the Olympic Games.