Buenos Aires, Argentina - American boxer Ginny Fuchs defeated Sulem Urbina (Mexico) tonight, in a unanimous decision, in the quarterfinal round of the 2016 American Qualification Event. Fuchs will now face Colombia's Ingrit Lorena Valencia Victoria in the semi-final round of the tournament on March 17. The winner of that semi-final boxing match will earn a berth into the 2016 Olympic Games.
Fuchs is competing in the Flyweight division (112 pounds) <tournament bracket>. This tournament runs from March 12-19 and all of the matches are being streamed at http://www.dailymotion.com/aiba. Fuchs and Valencia Victoria have never fought before.
If Fuchs does not finish in the top two in this tournament, she will have another chance to qualify for the Olympic Games during the 2016 Women's World Boxing Championships, which will be held from May 19-27, in Astana, Kazakhstan. The top four finishers in Kazakhstan automatically qualify for the Olympic Games.
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 (pronounced few-shh), 28, graduated from LSU and is a Houston native who lives in Kemah, TX.