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Houston Chronicle features article about Ginny's preparation for the World Championships

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Fuchs began the year by winning a bronze at the world championships in Bulgaria. She subsequently won the National Golden Gloves, and in October she monumentally upset 2012 Olympic bronze medalist and fellow Houstonian Marlen Esparza at the Olympic Trials. Fuchs ended the hyper-hectic, globe-trotting year by winning gold at the Olympic Test Event in Rio in December.

"It's what I love to do. It's fun," Fuchs said. "It's not overwhelming to me. I don't get tired of it. I'd rather be doing this than sit at a desk for eight hours a day. I feel super blessed that I get to do this."

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Ginny Fuchs bounces back and Wins bronze medal in Olympic Qualification Tournament

Buenos Aires, Argentina - Ginny Fuchs defeated Brazilian Grazieli Jesus de Sousa today to claim the bronze medal in the 2016 American Qualification Event. Fuchs bounced back from her semi-final loss to dominate today's bout by winning every round on all three judges' scorecards.

After a short break, Fuchs will return to the United States Olympic Training Center to resume her preparation with the goal of qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games. Fuchs, who competes in the Flyweight division (112 pounds), will have one more 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.

Fuchs can clinch a berth into the Olympics if either of the two qualified athletes from the Americas in the flyweight division (Canada’s Mandy Bujold and Colombia’s Victoria Ingrit Lorena Valencia) or Fuchs finish in the top four at the World Championships in 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.

Fuchs suffers first loss in 14 months; can still qualify for Olympics in May

Buenos Aires, Argentina - Houston boxer Ginny Fuchs was defeated today by Colombia's Ingrit Lorena Valencia Victoria in the semi-final round of the 2016 American Qualification Event. With the win, Valencia Victoria automatically qualifies for the 2016 Olympic Games. This was Fuchs' first loss since January 2015.

Fuchs, who competes in the Flyweight division (112 pounds), will have one more 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 defeats Sulem Urbina; now just one victory away from an Olympic berth

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.

Ginny Fuchs will face Sulem Urbana in quarterfinals of Olympic Qualifying event

Buenos Aires, Argentina - Ginny Fuchs will square off against Sulem Urbina in a quarterfinal boxing match in the 2016 American Qualification Event. The match will take place during the evening session on March 14 (time is TBA but will not be before 4pm Central time). All of the matches in this tournament are being streamed at http://www.dailymotion.com/aiba.

Fuchs, who is competing in the Flyweight division (112 pounds), needs to win her first two fights to qualify for the Olympics. This tournament runs from March 12-19.

Urbina, from Mexico, advanced to the quarterfinals by defeating Cristina Porozo (Ecuador) in a unanimous decision yesterday. Fuchs, who is seeded #2 in the tournament, had a first round bye.

Fuchs and Urbina fought on Feb. 5, 2016 in an exhibition match in Miami, Fla. Fuchs won that contest in a unanimous decision. That is the only time they have previously fought.

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 seeded #2 in Olympic Qualifier; her first boxing match will be March 14

Buenos Aires, Argentina - The bracket for boxing's 2016 American Qualification Event was announced today and Ginny Fuchs is seeded #2 in the 12-person tournament. The two finalists in this single-elimination tournament will qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.

As a result of her seeding, Fuchs, who is competing in the Flyweight division (112 pounds), has earned a first round bye and will not fight until the quarterfinal round. Fuchs will need to win her first two fights to qualify for the Olympics.

Fuchs' first match will take place during the evening session on March 14 and she will face either Sulem Urbina (Mexico) or Cristina Porozo (Ecuador). This tournament runs from March 12-19.

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 defeats Mexican champion Sulem Urbina

Miami, FL - Ginny Fuchs defeated Mexican champion Sulem Urbina tonight in an exhibition fight as part of a World Series of Boxing event at the Miccosukee Sports & Entertainment Dome. Fuchs, fighting in the Flyweight division (112 pounds), won in a unanimous decision.

In other action, American Mikaela Mayer defeated Victoria Torres in a unanimous decision in the Lightweight division (132 pounds).

"I think we did really well," USA coach Billy Walsh said of Fuchs, Mayer, and the five males who also competed on Friday night. "The women were excellent, really really good. Some of the performances today were world class. We're building towards being a world class team and trying to compete at a world class level. I'm very happy with the performances tonight, it's been a really great improvement over the last couple of weeks. I know in a month's time we'll be at an Olympic qualifier in Buenos Aires but today we're in a good state for that quest."

Fuchs wins the Gold medal at a prestigious international tournament at the site of the 2016 Olympic Games

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Ginny Fuchs defeated England's Lisa Whiteside today to win the Gold Medal in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games "Test Event" Boxing tournament.

Fuchs, fighting in the 112-pound Flyweight division, defeated India's Mary Kom in the semi-finals yesterday.

The International Boxing Association (AIBA) developed this "test event" tournament as an opportunity to bring together the world's top amateur boxers and acclimate them to the setting where the 2016 Olympics will be held. Six boxers competed in the women's Flyweight division.

 In her last four bouts, Fuchs has:

  • twice defeated USA's Marlen Esparza (2014 World Champion & 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist)
  • defeated India's Mary Kom (5-time World Champion & 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist)
  • defeated England's Lisa Whiteside (runner-up in the 2014 World Championships)

"I feel amazing," Fuchs said after winning the Gold Medal. "This tournament was a great experience and now I can focus on making that last step to qualify for the Olympic Games. To win on this international stage gives me plenty of confidence." 

Fuchs has not yet qualified for the Olympic Games. Fuchs, on the strength of winning the 2015 U.S. Olympic Boxing Trials in October, has secured a spot in the 2016 AIBA Women's Continental Olympic Qualifying Event in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which takes place from March 8-20, 2016. If Fuchs wins that tournament, then she qualifies for the Olympic Games.

If Fuchs does not win the tournament in Argentina, 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. If Fuchs finishes in the top four in Kazakhstan, then she qualifies for the Olympic Games.

Ginny Fuchs (pronounced few-shh), 27, is a Houston native who lives in Kemah, TX. She is a graduate of LSU and trains locally at the Baby Bull Boxing Academy which is owned by Juan Diaz, the former lightweight boxing champion of the world. Currently Fuchs trains full-time at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO.

Ginny Fuchs advances to finals of Rio 2016 Olympic Games Boxing Test Event

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Ginny Fuchs defeated India's Mary Kom in a decision today in the semi-finals of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Boxing Test Event tournament. With the win, Fuchs will now fight England's Lisa Whiteside on Sunday in the championship match.

Including today, Fuchs' last three fights have all been victories over Olympic medalists. Kom won the Bronze Medal in the 2012 Olympic Games. Fuchs twice defeated Marlen Esparza, also a 2012 Bronze Medalist, in the U.S. Olympic Boxing Trials last October.

Kom has also won the World Championship five times in the Flyweight division.

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