2014 National Women’s Golden Gloves

Posted: July 9, 2014 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner

Gulf boxers were in action in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, on Day 1 of the National Women’s Golden Gloves on Tuesday going 3-0 with 2 TKOs!

Romalin Martinez from Elite Boxing Team won via 2nd round stoppage and will compete in the Championship bout tonight for the 112 lbs Intermediate (13-14 yrs) division title!

Allie Edwards, also from Elite Boxing Team, won via 3rd round stoppage and fights again tonight in the 141 lbs Senior Novice division.  Allie is defending her 141 lbs Senior Novice title from the 2013 National Women’s Golden Gloves!

Ginny Fuchs from Baby Bull Boxing Academy won her bout over Leesa Daniel from Austin, TX, and competes again today in the 119 lbs Senior Open division versus Samantha Salazar from Dallas, TX.

2012 USA Olympic Bronze Medalist Marlen Esparza is competing in the 112 lbs Senior Open division but has drawn byes thus far.

Special acknowledgement to Megan Ybarra from Troup Boxing Gym in the Southwestern LBC (and frequent Gulf event visitor) who won her bout in the 106 lbs Youth (17-18 yrs) division.

Also wishing best of luck to former Woodlands Boxing Club member Melissa Parker from the US Army World Class Athlete Program who is competing in the 132 lbs Senior Open division.

Coach Rudy Silva from Elite is in Florida attending to Martinez & Edwards.  Coaches Shawn & Candice Vascocu from Troup are with Fuchs & Ybarra.



Romalin Martinez lost a very close fight in the finals.  Congratulations Romalin on your runner-up finish at your first National Championship tournament!

Ginny Fuchs defeated Samantha Salazar by Unanimous Decision.  In today’s 119 lbs Senior Open semi-final bout she faces NYC’s Christina Cruz, currently ranked #1 at 119 lbs and the reigning USA Elite National Champion.  Good luck Ginny!

Melissa Parker won by TKO in the 3rd round.  Today she faces Sasha Villalva from Texas in the 132 lbs Senior Open semi-finals.  In the other 132 lbs semi-final is Mikaela Mayer, so if both win, it sets up a rematch of their recent hotly contested bout!

Wednesday’s bout schedule ran long and some bouts were postponed until today.  Allie Edwards didn’t get to fight and her bout will take place early in tonight’s lineup.  Good luck Allie!

Marlen Esparza takes to the ring tonight in the 112 lbs Senior Open semi-final versus Raven Morgan from Ohio.  And Troup’s Megan Ybarra competes in the 106 lbs Youth final versus Juliette Ladisa from New York.



Congratulations to Marlen Esparza who won the 112 lbs Senior Open title!

Rianna Rios from Ben Bolt, TX, and now currently on the US Army World Class Athlete team won the 125 lbs Senior Open title!

Melissa Parker finished runner up in the 132 lbs Senior Open division.

Megan Ybarra claimed runner up in the 106 lbs Youth Open division.

Ginny Fuchs & Allie Edwards both won bronze; Ginny in the 119 lbs Senior Open and Allie in the 141 lbs Senior Novice division.

For complete results:  http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Boxing/Results/2014/July/08/2014-Womens-Golden-Gloves

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