Marlen Esparza

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Birthday
29, 1989
Birthplace
Houston, TX
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
29, 1989 (age 29)
Birthplace
Houston, TX

About

American boxer who became the first woman to box for the US at the Olympic games, doing so in 2012. She won a bronze medal in the flyweight division.

Before Fame

She decided to start boxing after watching her brother workout and was good enough to earn a trip to the World Championships by the time she was 17. She won a bronze medal.

Trivia

She's appeared in commercials for Coke and McDonald's and has been endorsed by CoverGirl. She was named Houston Fighter of the Year five consecutive times from 2010-2014.

Family Life

She grew up watching boxing with her three siblings in Houston, Texas.

Associated With

Nicola Adams won the gold medal in the flyweight division in 2012.