- 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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