Houston boxer Ginny Fuchs on her Olympic experience and Oprah Winfrey’s docuseries ‘The Me You Can’t See’
She’s not only a fierce boxer who fought her way to the Tokyo Olympics, but she’s also a mental health advocate who recently shared her struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder on the Apple TV+ documentary series “The Me You Can’t See.”
Houston native Ginny Fuchs falls to Bulgarian boxer in Olympic matchup
On Thursday, in her Olympics round-of-16 matchup in the women’s flyweight division, Houston’s <a href="https://www.click2houston.com/sports/local/2021/07/29/houstons-own-ginny-fuchs-hoping-to-bring-home-the-gold/" target="_blank">Virginia “Ginny” Fuchs</a> fell short against Bulgaria’s Stoyka Krasteva.
Boxing great Marvelous Marvin Hagler dies at 66
FILE - In this April 1985 file photo, Marvin Hagler, right, and Thomas Hearns fight during the first round of a world championship boxing bout in Las Vegas. (AP Photo, File)(AP) – Marvelous Marvin Hagler stopped Thomas Hearns in a fight that lasted less than eight minutes yet was so epic that it still lives in boxing lore. One of the great middleweights in boxing history, Hagler died Saturday at the age of 66. Quiet with a brooding public persona, Hagler fought 67 times over 14 years as a pro out of Brockton, Massachusetts, finishing 62-3-2 with 52 knockouts. Any doubts Hagler wasn’t indeed Marvelous were erased on a spring night in 1985.
Houston boxer Virginia Fuchs details her personal battle with O.C.D.
HOUSTON – Houstonian Virginia “Ginny” Fuchs is no stranger to challenges, both in and out the ring. She’s the captain of the women’s USA Boxing team and is preparing for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. Ginny Fuchs (© Wilf Thorne)“My team got me to be number one in the nation, and I’m ranked number three in the world right now. Virginia "Ginny" Fuchs (Steven David)“Don’t be ashamed, don’t be afraid to go out there and ask for help. Therapy and exposure therapy are the tools I use today to keep me managing my O.C.D.
VIDEO: Boxing legend Mike Tyson discusses return to the ring with an unexpected showdown
HOUSTON – On Saturday night in Los Angeles, Mike Tyson will make a return to the boxing ring at 54 years old. Some are calling it an exhibition bout, but Tyson kept it straight in an exclusive interview with KPRC 2. Tyson will be squaring off against another ring legend in 51-year-old Roy Jones Jr. Tyson tells KPRC 2 getting in shape was “hell at first.”When asked what message he was sending to anyone over 50? To see their showdown, click the video in the video player.
Beloved Houston boxing coach dies after valiant month-long battle with COVID-19
HOUSTON If a kid had any interest in learning the ins and outs of the boxing ring, Hector Rocha was there to teach. Dad always had open arms for anyone that was willing to learn, said Hector Rocha, Jr., Rochas son. Hector Rocha passed away on Aug. 15, following a one-and-a-half month fight against COVID-19. Boxing always has been in the blood, Hector Rocha, Jr. said. Hector Rocha, Jr. said his familys focus is on keeping their fathers legacy alive.
Tyson, 54, to return for exhibition match against Jones Jr.
CARSON, Calif. Mike Tyson is coming back to boxing at age 54. The former heavyweight champion will meet four-division champion Roy Jones Jr. in an eight-round exhibition match on Sept. 12 at Dignity Health Sports Park. Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history when he won the title in 1986 at age 20 and for a time was the most feared fighter in boxing. He has occasionally teased a return with workout videos and it's finally scheduled to happen. Jones, 51, won titles in the middleweight, super middleweight and light heavyweight before moving up to win the heavyweight title in 2003, becoming the first former middleweight champion to do so in 106 years.