CDT Martin ’22 Defeats Armenian National Champion
CDT Grace Martin ’22, West Point Boxing Team member currently studying Persian abroad in Armenia, defeated the 2021 Armenian National Champion, Julieta Margaryan, at the Gegharkunik Regional Championship hosted by Sevan Boxing Club in Sevan, Armenia. CDT Martin’s victory came by points in the 57kg weight class and qualified her for the Armenian National Championship/European Championship Selection tournament. During her semester in Armenia, CDT Martin has trained with one of Armenia’s best retired professional fighters, European and World Cup Champion, Samvel Barseghayn. Her recent victory also earned an invitation to train at Armenia’s National Training Center, a possibility she is currently exploring with her coach. Following the fight, CDT Martin stated: “While this was a big win for me, it was also one of the hardest fights that I have had, and I am currently sporting a pretty nice black eye!