Marlen Esparza (Boxer)

Olympics Day 10 - Boxing

  • NAME: Marlen Esparza
  • BIRTH DATE: July 29, 1989 (Age: 23)
  • EDUCATION: Rice University
  • PLACE OF BIRTH: Houston, Texas
  • Full Name: Marlen Esparza

American boxer Marlen Esparza was born in Houston, Texas, in 1989. The daughter of a Mexican immigrant, Esparza grew up in a family that adored boxing. She starting fighting as a teenager and by the age of 16 had become the youngest female fighter to win the National Championship. In 2012, fighting as a flyweight (112 pounds), Esparza became the first American female boxer to earn a position at the Olympics. At the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, she won a bronze medal.


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