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Houston’s Top Female Amateur Fighters

by on Apr.24, 2015, under Boxing News

Elite Women’s Division

By Karl Hegman



Virginia Fuchs

1. Virginia Fuchs 112 lbs.

Nationally ranked Number Two Flyweight by USA Boxing. Southpaw Fuchs has made big strides in the last year as she has shored up and stabilized both her offense and defense. She has lost three straight years in the USA Boxing national championship finals to AIBA World Flyweight Champion Marlen Esparza. With a little more hustle, she would have beaten Marlen a couple of times as there have been two very controversial decisions in the series of fights between them.

Fuchs dropped Esparza in the National PAL Championship finals with a straight left hand. But an aged, visually challenged senior citizen referee failed to see the punch which happened right in front of him. She will get her final chance at The Champion in October at the Olympic Trials. Fuchs trains at former Unified Lightweight Boxing Champion Juan Diazs’ Baby Bull Gym and is representing the United States as of this writing in a U.S. versus China tournament in Atlanta.

Fuchs is currently the best female amateur fighter in the State of Texas. If she attacks Marlen and hurts her to the body early and keeps the pressure on the entire two minutes each round, she can pull the fight out. But she must get out of the habit of landing a good punch on Marlen and then stepping back to admire her work.


Carmen Vargas

Carmen Vargas

2. Carmen Vargas 132 lbs.

Nationally ranked Number Five Lightweight by USA Boxing. Vargas trains under the tutelage of Arturo Marquez, father of former IBF Light Middleweight Champion Raul “El Diamate” Marquez. Vargas is an aggressive and determined battler who captured the National Brown Gloves Championship in Dallas and made it to the semi finals of the 2015 USA Boxing National Championships in Spokane. She won her first two fights of the tournament but lost a hard fought decision to Mikaela Mayer.

Vargas has improved dramatically in the last two years and is bound to be a factor in the Olympic Trials in October. She is the dark horse of the division but can make it into the final four, perhaps even the finals if she continues to work hard and progress in her development. Next month, we will take a look at the top two Junior Women’s Division fighters in Houston. Enjoy the Big Fight next week, folks.

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