Take a look at Nonito Donaire at work in the gym, training alongside of USA women's Olympic boxer and medalist Marlen Esparza. Donaire and Esparza use some new-age training techniques, such as boxing with restrictive masks over their faces. Calling the shots at the gym is the controversial Victor Conte and Scientific Nutrition for Advanced Conditioning - SNAC. Take a look.
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...
USA Women's Olympic Boxing Results
The semifinals for the women's Olympic boxing competition in London were held on Wednesday afternoon. American Flyweight Marlen Esparza battled China's Ren Cancan, and USA Middleweight Claressa Shields was in action against Kazakhstan's Marina Volnova. Would the remaining ladies from Team USA advance to the gold medal matches, or...
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,"...
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
Women's Olympic Boxing Results: Katie Taylor vs. Natasha Jonas Thrills Crowd
In the early session of Olympic boxing on Monday, two USA women were in action, Marlen Esparza and Claressa Shields, both coming off first round byes in the tournament. Right here, find the complete women's Olympic boxing results for the day, which was also highlighted by a Lightweight match-up...
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...
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