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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.