AIR DATE: Mar 18 2022 16:15UTC
EPISODE: Episode 67
Virginia Ginny Fuchs | Knuckle Up with Mike and Cedric | Talkin Fight
Mike and Cedric discuss Virginia “Ginny” Fuchs, an American flyweight boxer and southpaw from Houston, Texas. She competed in the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.
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[, Music ]: what up talking fight fans thanks for tuning in to this great episode of knuckle up on female friday, with my man, cedric man, who’s in the den and myself mike orr from knuckle up f4 with michael, where you know what it is guys.
You know what you’re here for you’re here for a new prospect that uh we’re gon na show you and uh the one we’re gon na talk to you about today is none other than uh captain of uh u.
s olympic team ginny.
Well, sorry, virginia jenny, fox uh! Yes, this girl man, let’s uh, let’s talk about her guys so um, you know she was born in houston, texas.
She became interested in sports at a young age and played soccer softball basketball as a child uh.
When she attended high school, she ran track and cross country and her athlet her athletic abilities uh earned her an invitation for a walk-on spot on the track and cross country training at louisiana state university, where she graduated in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology uh.
She first tried boxing her sophomore year of college to stay in shape and after coach took interest in her.
She uh dedicated her focus to boxing in 2008.
She trained for a year before her first fight, which she won.
She began to compete at the state level and won three louisiana state golden gloves and later won a national golden gloves title in 2015.
She turned she.
She was a finalist for the us national team for 2013, 14 and 15 and then, when it was announced that women’s boxing would be added to the 2012 summer olympics, she tried for a spot on the usa, boxing team, but american flyweight boxer, marlin, esperazza uh received The only flyweight position so she finished fourth at the top of the tokyo test event, so folks, uh trained for the next olympic test event at baby, bull boxing academy, uh, founded by american professional boxer, juan diaz in houston and then in october of 2015.
She faced and defeated esperanza in the olympic test event for the usa, boxing flyweight spot for the 2016 summer olympics uh.
She had also defeated olympic medalist and five-time world champion mary come of india.
She won gold at the olympic trials test event, and then she finished.
Third place in the 2016 qualification for the ava, she won bronze at the 2018 able world championship in india.
She won first in the 2016 usa, boxing nationals defeating esperanza for the third straight time, with the unanimous 5.
0 decision in 2020.
She tested positive for a banned substance, but was ruled not her fault during uh contamination of unprotected sexual intercourse uh, so she did qualify for the 2020 tokyo olympics held in 2021, but was defeated in round 16 uh by a bulgarian boxer uh.
She, you know she’s she’s, going pro guys, so i don’t know if you’ve had a chance to check her out yet um cedric uh.
What are your thoughts on her transitioning man? Sorry, sorry, i can’t hear you headed on me for a second yeah.
There we go there, we go i’m watching one of her international competitions against um the world, rated uh colombian uh girl from columbia.
I forget her name is but she’s uh.
I know she’s really ranked and uh fuchs, i’m not sure.
If it’s i mean um, she did a good job for herself.
She has she’s in that south paw position which in uh you know they called the philly show.
I call i just called the mayweather defense, just just in you know in our generation you know, there’s no other boxer.
That does it better than him.
So i just renamed it the mayweather defense anyways.
She does that, in that southpaw position does a good job of keeping her left hand up, though um very good, jab uh, good, educated jab.
You know these are the things that you have to look for when you’re going into the professional ranks and you’re gon na be fighting with no headgear um.
The two main things is making sure your defense is on point and um specifically have specifically having an educated, jab chip to be able to control your opponent and control your punches because um yeah, because your opponent’s not wearing headgear either.
You have to worry about your own hands too, but specifically going back to the fuchsia or she um yeah man.
It’S gon na be interesting to see.
Make her see her make this transition um the people that you said that she’s that she’s beat um esparza marlon esparza yeah? He was world ranked she’s professional.
Now, i’m pretty sure she only has one or two losses, but she’s fought some good competition.
So you know for for the fact that uh that she beat her, you know lost to her at the at the beginning and then beat her a couple times after that yeah.
That shows that shows that her skill level is up there um, so yeah, it’s gon na be interesting to see what happens now.
It’S gon na be great um and guys uh.
The great thing about it is: is uh she’s she’s set to turn pro uh next month, so we haven’t heard who she signed with promotionally yet uh.
I know that she’s trained by um uh darwin uh derwin richards at baby, bold boxing academy, along with uh, juan diaz and uh, honestly man.
I i can’t wait: um she’s she’s, exciting to watch man.
You know she served as the captain of the u.
s olympic team.
Uh, you know and when she returned to colorado springs um for its first training camp since the start of the corona virus pandemic.
You know she learned in march that she had tested positive for two band substances uh during uh.
You know an out of competition test in february, which is crazy because that almost derailed her fact of going to the olympics, which um later was shown that you know uh.
The two bad substances were contracted through sexual intercourse, which is crazy to think that that can even happen that um, you know with unprotected sex.
You can test positive for banned substances and almost lose your ability to be able to compete uh in the olympics, which would have been you know, which would have been devastating for her career good thing.
She bounced back from that uh.
You know comes out with a great performance.
You know walks her team right through you know in the olympics.
Airman holds her head high, they leave, you know with winning a bunch of medals and um and now to hear that she’s uh, you know gon na turn.
Pro next month, uh i’m excited to hear it.
I’M excited to see it.
I can’t wait to watch you get in the ring.
You know uh when she was a little girl on the pre playground.
You know she was always up for you, know, running and and playing sports and everything, and she never thought that um all this running and track and all this would get her ready to uh.
You know take on this.
This role and jump into you know being a professional boxer and, and it’s helped her man hey a long distance.
Runner means she’s, got stamina.
So it’s going to be no problem watching this girl go rounds and uh.
She definitely has the ability to go these rounds.
Now and uh, you know what kick some ass take some names.
You know what it’s gon na.
It’S all gon na be about man, it’s gon na be good and we can’t wait.
Man, we’re super excited uh, you know virginia jenny, fox she’s, gon na be turning pro next well she’s, turning pro gon na be debuting next month, so guys be on the lookout for that man.
Mark that name down we’ll.
Let you know exactly what day it is when i find out what day she’s uh you know this pro debut is going to happen.
I’M super excited to see it and then we’ll, let all you guys know when that’s going to go on, and you heard it here.
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