Tuesday , September 28 2021
Home / WORLD / Split the difference: Russian champion boxer Svetlana Soluyanova edged out by US star Virginia Fuchs in Tokyo Olympics scrap

Split the difference: Russian champion boxer Svetlana Soluyanova edged out by US star Virginia Fuchs in Tokyo Olympics scrap

European flyweight champion in 2018, Soluyanova faced Fuchs, a former USA Boxing Nationals champion who took bronze at the World Championships in 2018, in the round of 32.

Fuchs had battled OCD to travel to the spectacle, and she won on three of the five cards, with the other two giving Dimitrovgrad-born Soluyanova a one-point victory.

Fuchs was warned for pushing her 5ft 9in opponent in the secound round, and Soluyanova repeatedly hit the canvas in the third round.

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Солуянова Светлана (@soluyan51)

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Солуянова Светлана (@soluyan51)

Speaking ahead of her bow at the tournament, Fuchs described her attendance at the strictly limited opening ceremony as an “amazing experience”.

“Fight time now,” she added. “My Olympic debut Sunday… against Russia. My cannons are loaded.”

The 33-year-old Fuchs faces Stoyka Krasteva next, a Bulgarian who earned a split decision win of her own by edging past Thi Tam Nguyen.

© 2021, paradox. All rights reserved.

Check Also

Russian investigators open new criminal case against Navalny & top allies living abroad on charges of setting up ‘extremist’ group

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the country’s federal Investigative Committee confirmed that a case …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *