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Houston Fighter of the Month: Lightweight Carmen Vargas

by on Jun.05, 2015, under Boxing News

By Karl Hegman

Vargas - Karl Hegman

Action fighter Carmen Vargas of the Marquez Boxing Gym scored two big wins in May which earned her top honors in the Bayou City.

As stated in these pages before, Vargas has had a tough time getting fights so she knows she has to make the most of her limited opportunities. (continue reading…)

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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. (continue reading…)

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Houston Boxing Prospect Of The Month: Carmen Vargas

by on Oct.24, 2014, under Boxing News



Marquez Boxing Gym featherweight Carmen Vargas has been named the October prospect of the month for the Bayou City. This award is presented by the editorial staff of the cyberboxingzone (the first and most respected historical boxing website on the internet) and it encompasses both professional and amateur fighters.

Vargas is currently ranked Number 5 in the nation at 125 lbs. by USA Boxing and has compiled a record of 17 – 3 with several TKO’s to her credit. She is trained by Arturo Marquez, the father of former IBF light middleweight champion Raul “El Diamante” Marquez. (continue reading…)

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