Olympic bronze medalist Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) and international newcomer Shadasia Green (Newark, N.J.) both earned preliminary victories on Monday afternoon at the 2016 Women’s World Championships at the Barys Arena in Astana, Kazakhstan. Junior and Youth World Champion Jajaira Gonzalez (Glendora, Calif.) dropped her second round bout in the light welterweight division...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Olympic bronze medalist Marlen Esparza stayed in contention for a spot on her second U.S. Olympic team with a victory over Christina Cruz in the challengers bracket Friday night at the women's boxing trials. Lightweight Jajaira Gonzalez and middleweight Tika Hemingway also won challengers bracket fights to advance to championship bouts on Saturday. The trials...
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Marlen Esparza, Virginia Fuchs & Christina Cruz headline USA women’s flyweights set for qualifier tourney
The flyweight division, which ranges from a minimum of 107 pounds and a maximum of 112 pounds, is the smallest Olympic weight division in women’s boxing. The weight class is contested in both Pan American Games and Olympic competition as well as world championships and national events. Great Britain’s Nicola Adams took gold in the 2012 Olympic Games in the flyweight division...
The winners of the Flyweight class (51 kg), Welterweight class (69 kg), Light Heavyweight class (81 kg) and Heavyweight class (+81 kg) advanced to the quarter-finals in Jeju, Korea on the fourth competition day of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships, which means they all need to win just one further bout for a guaranteed bronze medal. Many boxers excelled on Day 4, and...
2012 U.S. Olympic bronze medalist and reigning seven-time USA Boxing National Champion Marlen Esparza will debut her first fitness DVD, Power Boxing Workout, on December 17, 2013. Known across the globe for her dedication to the sweet science and historic run to the medal stand in London, the inspirational athlete is bringing her own patented workout to the masses. Also See...
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