The path to gold at this year’s Elite Women’s World Championships in New Delhi, India have been paved, as the draw for the 277 boxers stepping into the ring at the IG Stadium Complex was announced today.
Team USA will see team captain Virginia Fuchs (Houston, Texas) enter the ring first against Tetyana Kob of Ukraine in tomorrow’s opening day of competition. Fuchs faced Kob at the 2017 Feliks Stamm Tournament, where she took an unanimous decision win.
Friday will see four Americans begin their tournament, Jazelle Bobadilla (Ew Beach, Hawaii), Christina Cruz (New York, N.Y.), Oshae Jones (Toledo, Ohio) and Stacia Suttles (Brooklyn, N.Y.). Amelia Moore (Alexandria, Va.) and Rianna Rios (Colorado Springs, Colo.) will make their World Championships debuts on Saturday.
The final three members of Team USA, Krystal Dixon (New Rochelle, N.Y.), Naomi Graham (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Danielle Perkins (Houston, Texas), were awarded byes, along with Rios and Suttles, and will enter the ring later in the tournament.
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Team USA Schedule
48 kg: Jazzelle Bobadilla, Ewa Beach, Hawaii/USA, vs. Aigerim Kassenayeva/KAZ, Nov. 16
51 kg: Virginia Fuchs, Houston, Texas/USA, vs. Tetyana Kob/UKR, Nov. 15
54 kg: Christina Cruz, New York, N.Y./USA, vs. Manisha Moun/IND, Nov. 16
57 kg: Rianna Rios, Colorado Springs, Colo./USA, vs. Helina Bruyevich/BLR, Nov. 17
60 kg: Stacia Suttles, Brooklyn, N.Y./USA, vs. Sudaporn Seesondee/THA, Nov. 16
64 kg: Amelia Moore, Alexandria, Va./USA, vs. Simranjit Kaur Baatth/IND, Nov. 17
69 kg: Oshae Jones, Toledo, Ohio/USA, vs. Iaroslava Iakushina/RUS, Nov. 16
75 kg: Naomi Graham, Colorado Springs, Colo./USA vs. winner of Darima Sandakova/RUS vs. Busenaz Surmeneli/TUR, Nov. 19
81 kg: Krystal Dixon, New Rochelle, N.Y./USA, vs. winner of Marija Curran/CAN vs. Wang Lina/CHN, Nov. 20
81+ kg: Danielle Perkins, Houston, Texas/USA, vs. winner of Lazzat Kungeybayeva/KAZ vs. Tetiana Shevchenko/UKR, Nov. 20