Marlen Esparza

  • Birth Place: Houston, Texas, United States
  • Profession: Boxer
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Fast Facts

  • Started boxing at 12. 
  • Was senior-class president in high school.
  • The first American female prizefighter to qualify for the Olympics after women's boxing became an Olympic sport.
  • Has an endorsement deal with CoverGirl cosmetics.
  • Made a Spanish-language commercial for Coca-Cola.
  • Featured in the 2011 documentary Latino in America 2: In Her Corner.


  • Carmen Esparza — Mother
  • Diego Esparza — Brother
  • David Esparza Jr. — Brother
  • David Esparza — Father
  • Dalila Esparza — Sister


  • Attended Rice University, Houston, Texas, United States; attended Houston Community College, Houston, Texas, United States

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