Marlen Esparza in 2013 ESPN Body Issue:
Marlen Esparza, United States Olympic boxer and bronze medalist at the 2012 London games in the women's Flyweight division, makes an appearance in the annual ESPN the Magazine Body Issue. The Body Issue showcases a variety of male and female athletes from all sporting disciplines entirely in the nude -- with some careful angles and placements of obstacles so as to avoid any full frontal type of photos.
Right here, you can check out the Marlen Esparza Body Issue photos from this year's edition.
All of the photos and the full stories and details for the entire ESPN The Magazine Body Issue is available on their official website. An accompanying interview with Esparza is also available at ESPNW.
For Esparza, it's not her first taste of the limelight. She was the first female boxer to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics, and therefore the first to do so ever. As mentioned, she took home a bronze at the London games, losing to China...