- NAME: Marlen Esparza
- OCCUPATION: Boxer
- BIRTH DATE: July 29, 1989 (Age: 23)
- EDUCATION: Rice University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Houston, Texas
- Full Name: Marlen Esparza
- ZODIAC SIGN: Leo
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.