Wednesday, May 16, 2012

U.S. Has Its First Female Olympic Boxer: Meet Ms. Marlen Esparza

Meet The boxing future of the American United States Boxing Team bound for London, England. Latina Marlen Esparza became the first American female boxer to qualify for the London Olympics, while the chances for the two United States fighters in the other weight classes, Quanitta Underwood and Claressa Shields, have been left hanging by a thread.

Women’s boxing will make its debut as an Olympic event at this summer’s Games. There are 10 weight divisions for men, but only three for women: featherweight, 112 pounds; lightweight, 132 pounds; and middleweight, 165 pounds.
Twenty-four of the 36 Olympic qualifiers will be determined this week at the women’s world boxing championships in Qinhuangdao, China. Advancing in the tournament is one criterion. Geographical distribution is another.

Esparza, 22, of Houston qualified for the Olympics on Tuesday by beating Luu Thi Duyen of Vietnam, 28-13. It was her second victory in the tournament, and she is the only featherweight from the Americas left in the competition.

The United States mens team consists of the flyweight Rau’shee Warren of Cincinnati; the bantamweight Joseph Diaz Jr. of South El Monte, Calif.; the lightweight Jose Ramirez of Avenal, Calif.; the light welterweight Jamel Herring of Coram, N.Y.; the welterweight Errol Spence Jr. of DeSoto, Tex.; the middleweight Terrell Gausha of Cleveland; the light heavyweight Marcus Browne of Staten Island; the heavyweight Michael Hunter of Las Vegas; and the super heavyweight Dominic Breazeale of Alhambra, California.

8 comments:

info@4alaw.com said...

Congratulations on being the the first US female Olymic boxer no less!

In fact it was on BBC radio 4 that I had heard that it was going to be the first time women's boxing was to be included inthe Olympics so you should be very proud that you are making history (that sounds really old, sorry).

We thoufgh are not pulling as big punches as you but in fact we are inthe business of helping people in your situation travel to London for the Olypics etc because as lawyers we cover UK immigration, Business and Propelrty law matters. By all means have a look at our website at http://www.4alaw.com

And of course, All the best with the Olympics.

info@4alaw.com said...

Congratulations on being the the first US female Olymic boxer no less!

In fact it was on BBC radio 4 that I had heard that it was going to be the first time women's boxing was to be included inthe Olympics so you should be very proud that you are making history (that sounds really old, sorry).

We thoufgh are not pulling as big punches as you but in fact we are inthe business of helping people in your situation travel to London for the Olypics etc because as lawyers we cover UK immigration, Business and Propelrty law matters. By all means have a look at our website at http://www.4alaw.com

And of course, All the best with the Olympics.

info@4alaw.com said...

Congratulations,
on being the first US female Olympic boxer. I heard it on BBC Radio 4 in the UK that this is in fact the first time that female boxing is to become an Olympic event.

We don't pull big punches like that but we certainly help people to pull punches in the UK immigration arena, as 4A LAW. Check out website @ www.4alaw.com In the menatime, all the best.

Norma Ramirez said...

Good luck girly wishing you the best. Great role model for all Mexican American girls!!!!

Norma Ramirez said...

Good luck girly wishing you the best. Great role model for all Mexican American girls!!!!

Norma Ramirez said...

Good job great role model

boxing weight classes said...

Congratulations,
Good luck girly wishing you the best

George o said...

thank y

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