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Marlen Esparza, Main Event in L.A.

Houston’s Marlen Esparza is Main Event in L.A.   By David A. Avila Marlen Esparza was the first American woman to ever win an Olympic medal in boxing. Now she’s on the hunt to return to that mountain peak as a pro. But it takes work. Esparza (4-0) meets France’s Laetizia Campana (2-4) in the […]

Marlen Esparza Closes Out 2017 In Easy Victory

Marlen Esparza Closes Out 2017 with Easy Win   By David A. Avila INDIO, Calif.-Marlen Esparza dominated Mexico’s Karla Valenzuela all six rounds to thoroughly extinguish any upset hopes on Thursday. Esparza (4-0), the 2012 London Olympics bronze medalist, finally got to enter the ring at Fantasy Springs Casino and defeated Valenzuela (3-17-3) by unanimous […]