Olympic Trials – Women’s Boxing Day One Results
The Olympic Trials for the 2016 USA Boxing female boxing team got underway on in all three of the Olympic weight classes: Flyweight (112), Lightweight (132) and Middleweight (165).
As expected 2012, Olympic Gold medalist, Claressa Shields easily defeated her first round opponent, Naomi Graham, 3-0. 2012 Bronze medalist, Marlen Esparza, also won 3-0 over Melanie Costa.
In the lightweight division, current USA lightweight champion Mikaela Mayer won a split decision, 2-1 over Stalacia Leggett, and the number two seeded fighter, the always tough Tiara Brown defeated Amelia Moore decisively by the score of 3-0.
Alex Love, a tough scrappy fighter from the US Army boxing team had a tough loss to an equally scrappy Virginia Fuchs who took the split decision 2-1.
Other winners included New York City’s hometown girl, Christina Cruz who won 3-0 (112 lbs.), and in the middleweight division, a particularly strong division with a slew of tough competitors, Tika Hemingway, Franchon Crews and Raquel Miller all came away decisive winners.
Tuesday’s bouts, however, will give the women who faltered last night an opportunity to continue in their quest for a berth!
The full list results for the opening round is as follows:
112 lbs: Christina Cruz, New York, N.Y., dec. Giovanna Camacho, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3-0
|Bout #||Red Corner||Wgt.||Blue Corner|
|1||Melanie Costa||112 lbs.||Giovanna Camacho|
|2||Jamie Mitchell||112 lbs.||Alex Love|
|3||Marlen Esparza||112 lbs.||Christina Cruz|
|4||Amanda Pavone||112 lbs.||Virginia Fuchs|
|5||Stalacia Legett||132 lbs.||Samantha Kinchen|
|6||Lisa Porter||132 lbs.||Amelia Mo|
|7||Mikaela Mayer||132 lbs.||Jajaira Gonzalez|
|8||Rianna Rios||132 lbs.||Tiara Brown|
|9||Naomi Graham||165 Lbs.||Danyelle Wolf|
|10||Iesha Kenney||165 Lbs.||Cierra Taylor|
|11||Claressa Shields||165 Lbs.||Tika Hemingway|
|12||Franchon Crews||165 Lbs.||Raquel Miller|