Marlen Esparza disrobed

This boxer shows off her long legs and more.

Originally Published: July 9, 2013
By Morty Ain | ESPN The Magazine

How did you start boxing? ME: I was always a daddy's girl (still am), and my dad was a huge boxing fan, so I watched it with him. I thought that's what everybody did. I thought boxing was part of life, like eating and sleeping. My dad wanted my brothers to box, so he took them to gyms, and I went along. "Can I try?" "No, you're a girl. You can't do this." I didn't understand. Then when I was 11, my older brothers decided they didn't want to box, so I told my dad, "I'll go and babysit ...

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