(OCT 23) Flyweight Virginia
Fuchs (Kemah, Texas) capped off her already impressive 2017
season with her fourth international gold at the 2017 Balkan
Tournament in Sophia, Bulgaria.
Fuchs, who finishes the year 16-0 in international tournaments,
once again faced Brazilian Grazieli Jesus de Sousa and took the
judges card for another unanimous decision victory. The win
closes out a dominating year for the American, which has
included gold medals at the Felix Stamm Tournament, Strandja
Tournament and Continental Championships.
Fuchs will close out her 2017 season at the 2017 USA Boxing
Elite National Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah this
upcoming December. She will return to Colorado Springs, Colo. to
the Olympic Training Center to begin her preparation for those
championships. Team USA was led by Head Coach Billy Walsh
(Colorado Springs, Colo.) during the tournament. Teammate
Rashida Ellis (Lynn, Mass.) was the other American to box in the
tournament, but fell short during the opening round.
51 kg.: Virginia Fuchs, Kemah, Texas/USA, dec. over Grazieli