Ayanna Vasques, 18-years-old, of Las Cruces took home the Silver medal at the USA Championships this past Saturday, April 6, 2013 in Spokane, Washington. Vasquez defeated Carissa Morton of San Francisco, California in a unanimous decision to advance to the finals.
Up and coming Vasquez took on 2012 World Championships bronze medalist and former national champion Christina Cruz of New York, New York. In an exciting bout, Cruz would defeat Vasquez in a unanimous decision.
Vasquez, who has won many junior national titles, fights out of the Las Cruces PAL Boxing Club in Las Cruces. Vasquez has been boxing with Las Cruces PAL Boxing Club since she was 8-years-old.