2014 USA Boxing National Championships: Final results, 20 new champions crowned

2014 USA Boxing National Championships action concluded with 20 final round bouts in both men’s and women’s action on Saturday at the Pend Oreille Pavilion at the Northern Quest Resort and Casino on Saturday. The day’s competition featured several rematches and action-packed contests in the 20 final round bouts. Olympic bronze medalist Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) broke...
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Marlen Esparza, Mikaela Mayer, Claressa Shields, Queen Underwood, all advance to women’s finals at 2014 USA National Championships

Boxing fans and tournament participants have all been looking forward to Friday’s semifinal bouts throughout the week of competition and the day’s action did not disappoint. The semifinal round marked the tournament debut for all three 2012 Olympians as well as multiple reigning champions, and both the veterans and previously unheralded competitors put on a show. Here, find the...
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Marlen Esparza, Team USA women’s Olympic medalist, releases boxing workout DVD

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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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Female Boxer Marlen Esparza Body Issue

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July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Photos: Marlen Esparza, women’s US Olympic boxer, nude in ESPN the Magazine Body Issue

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...
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July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Esparza wins bronze

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer LONDON (AP) -- The newest American boxing sensation is a cocky teenager with heavy hands, fleet feet and a serious mean streak. And just like Cassius Clay, Joe Frazier and Oscar De La Hoya before her, Claressa Shields is about to fight for a gold medal. The 17-year-old middleweight dominated Kazakhstan's Marina Volnova in the semifinals of...
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August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Esparza guaranteed medal at Olympics

Mark Berman KRIV-TV HOUSTON - Houston boxer Marlen Esparza has won her first fight at the Olympic Games in London and is guaranteed at least a bronze medal, but she is aiming for far more than that. Fighting in the flyweight division, Esparza received a first-round bye. On Monday, she defeated Venezuela's Karhla Magliocco to move into the medal rounds. I feel good,"...
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August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Column: Women's boxing survives bad hair day

Marlen Esparza was already having a bad hair day when the crowd at boxing started booing her for refusing to trade haymakers with her Venezuelan opponent. Next thing you know they were going to say she was fighting like a girl. Not such a bad thing these days, at least in amateur boxing. The way the women rocked the Olympic arena in their boxing debut almost made you forget for...
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August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Victor Conte arrived in London this morning claiming he is now an anti-doping advocate

BALCO founder Victor Conte, the man behind the performance-enhancing drug “the clear” that tarnished Marion Jones’ career, arrived in London Friday morning. According to the NY Daily News, Conte is now training 22-year-old Olympic boxer Marlen Esparza and claims to be a changed man. So much so that he now calls himself an “anti-doping advocate”. “I’m here to cheer...
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August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Olympic boxing field set after all-important draw

The three Americans in the first Olympic women's boxing tournament have learned how fickle the draw can be. While flyweight Marlen Esparza and middleweight Claressa Shields both drew first-round byes Friday, lightweight Queen Underwood was assigned one of the toughest paths to gold imaginable. Underwood must fight British contender Natasha Jonas in the first round. The winner...
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July 27, 2012  |  Discuss

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