(OXNARD, CALIF.) – The United
States’ women have grabbed the momentum at the inaugural Women’s
International Dual Series in Oxnard, Calif. Team USA enjoyed six
victories in the third day of action at the Oxnard PAL gym with
Poland and Hungary claiming the other three wins on Friday
Two former world champions book ended the evening’s competition
with victories as Poland’s Karolina Michalczuk opened the night
with a 20-8 victory over the United States’ Tyrieshia Douglas
(Baltimore, Md.), and two-time world champion Maria Kovacs of
Hungary claimed a 10-0 decision over the United States’ Lisbet
Vargas in the final bout of the night.
Yet the United States claimed six wins on the night as well,
marking the most victories in one night of the competition for
Team USA. Flyweight Alex Love (Monroe, Wash.) kicked off a five
bout winning streak for her U.S. squad, winning a 7-1 decision
over Yasmina Musa Amakhtari of Spain. Lightweight Queen
Underwood (Seattle, Wash.) continued her own winning ways,
taking a 24-4 victory over Canada’s Debbie Richards.
Middleweight Alyssa DeFazio (Phoenix, Ariz.) grabbed a double
digit victory over her own, recording a 16-3 decision over
Tamara Fabiana Garcia Zaragoza of Spain. Flyweight Christina
Cruz (New York, N.Y.) pushed the string of dominating wins to
three with a 22-7 win over Vivien Mizsei of Hungary. Lightweight
Caroline Barry (Colorado Springs, Colo.) earned the final U.S.
win of the night, pulling out a tiebreaker victory over Pikacs
Mercedsz of Hungary.
Lightweight Stephanie Han (El Paso, Texas) won a medical
disqualification over Poland’s Karolina Graczyk due to the
Polish boxer suffering an eye injury.
The Women’s International Dual Series competitors will face off
in the final night of action on Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Oxnard
PAL Gym. The competition will be live streamed on USA Boxing’s
website at usaboxing.org/live. Those interested in purchasing
DVDs of the competition should contact USA Boxing at (719)
Women’s International Dual Series Friday Results
112 lbs/51 kg: Karolina Michalczuk, Poland, dec. Tyrieshia
Douglas, Baltimore, Md./USA, 20-8
132 lbs/60 kg: Stephanie Han, El Paso, Texas/USA, won on medical
walk over Karolina Graczyk, Poland, DQ
165 lbs/75 kg: Lidia Fidura, Poland, dec. Kalita Marsh,
Smithfield, N.C./USA, 24-4
112 lbs/51 kg: Alex Love, Monroe, Wash./USA, dec. Yasmina Musa
Amakhtari, Spain, 7-1
132 lbs/60 kg: Queen Underwood, Seattle, Wash./USA, dec. Debbie
Richards, Canada, 24-4
165 lbs/75 kg: Alyssa DeFazio, Phoenix, Ariz./USA dec. Tamara
Fabiana Garcia Zaragoza, Spain, 16-3
112 lbs/51 kg: Christina Cruz, New York, N.Y./USA, dec. Vivien
Mizsei, Hungary, 22-7
132 lbs/60 kg: Caroline Barry, Colorado Springs, Colo./USA, dec.
Pikacs Mercedesz, Hungary, Level 2 tie-breaker
165 lbs/75 kg: Maria Kovacs, Hungary, dec. Lisbet Vargas,
Portland, Ore./USA, 10-0
USA Boxing, as the national governing body for Olympic-style
boxing, is the United States’ member organization of the
International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) and a member of
the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).
President, Goldsticker Public Relations