AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships 5/13/12! – UPDATED!
More Preliminary Rounds – Sweet 16 plus an Elite 8!
Bouts in the Olympic Flyweight, and non-Olympic Bantamweight, Light Flyweight, Light Welterweight and Welterweight divisions dominate today’s AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Quinhuangdao, China.
If you are a fan of the USA Boxing team, that means Marlen Esparza, Christina Cruz and Raquel Miller competed and won today!!!
In the Sweet 16 for the Olympic Flyweight (51kg) Division, US Olympic hopeful Marlen Esparza sailed through to defeat Argentina’s Pamela Benavidaz by the score of 20:10. This was Marlen’s first fight of the competition and great news for her as she continues her hunt for a place in the Olympics. Marlen’s next bout is on May 15th against Viet Nam’s Thi Duyen Luu.
In the 54kg division, the Pride of New York City, six-time Golden Gloves Winner and USA Boxing National Champion, Christina Cruz, handily defeated Swiss fighter Nicole Corine Michel, by decision with the final score of 22:8. Christina will fight Norway’s Shora Rezaie Joahroni next on May 15th.
The USA’s Raquel Miller (69kg) fought a tough second bout against Canada’s Myriam Da Silva. The score was 18:18, however, the decision was given to Raquel Miller who will go on to fight in the 69kg quarterfinals. Her next bout will be on May 16th against Turkish boxer Bilgehan Karabulut.
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Click here for full results for 5/12/12:
AIBA’s article link is here: Top Favorites Ochigava and Shields Advance to the Next Round in China