U.S. Boxing National Championships – Esparza and Ferguson

Two fighters who had outstanding nights in the finals were 2014 world champion and Olympic bronze medalist Marlen Esparza and Spokane-native Patrick Ferguson.

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Virginia Fuchs gets examined by the referee before her bout with Esparza.

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Esparza waits for the decision. She defeated Fuchs to win the women’s flyweight tournament.

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Four of my favorite fighters. The women’s flyweight tournament was one of the most exciting at the event.

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With the hometown crowd behind him, Ferguson defeated Vardan Khachatrian to win the 201-pound men’s tournament.

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Ferguson and Esparza were named the most outstanding fighters at the event.


About Al Stover

I graduated from Eastern Washington University with a bachelor's degree in journalism. I currently work as a Staff Reporter for the Cheney Free Press. I have interviewed characters like cage fighters, drag queens and dungeon masters. I like Batman, coffee, MMA and beer.
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