Fuchs advances to semi-finals of U.S. Olympic Boxing Trials

Memphis, TN (Oct. 27, 2015) – Ginny Fuchs defeated Amanda Pavone tonight in the quarterfinal round of the U.S. Olympic Boxing Trials. Fuchs, a Houston native who is seeded #2 in the 112-pound Flyweight division, won by unanimous decision.

Fuchs is now one of only two undefeated boxers remaining in the Olympic Trials, a double-elimination tournament which runs through Oct. 31 or Nov. 1. The other is Marlen Esparza, who is also from Houston. Four other boxers each have one loss and two boxers have been eliminated.

Fuchs and Esparza will face-off in the semi-finals on Wednesday evening. Esparza advanced to the semi-finals by defeating Christina Cruz.


Overall results for Oct. 27, 2015:

  • Giovanna Camacho (Colorado Springs, CO) def. Melanie Costa (Norton, MA); by unanimous decision 3-0 (Costa is eliminated)
  • Alexandria Love (Colorado Springs, CO) def. Jamie Mitchell; disqualification (Mitchell is eliminated)
  • Marlen Esparza (Houston, TX) def. Christina Cruz (New York, NY); by unanimous decision 3-0
  • Ginny Fuchs (Kemah, TX) def. Amanda Pavone (Burlington, MA); by unanimous decision 3-0


Schedule for Oct. 28, 2015 (bouts start at 6pm):

  • Marlen Esparza (Houston, TX) vs. Ginny Fuchs (Kemah, TX)
  • Amanda Pavone (Burlington, MA) vs. Giovanna Camacho (Colorado Springs, CO) - loser of this fight is eliminated
  • Alexandria Love (Colorado Springs, CO) vs. Christina Cruz (New York, NY) - loser of this fight is eliminated