Marlen Esparza and Nicola Adams tell us how 

VIDEO INTERVIEW

Marlen Esparza sparring previous to her second pro-fight. San Carlos, CA, April 29. Photo Arte Clandestino -Leo Ceballos.

Marlen Esparza sparring previous to her second pro-fight. San Carlos, CA, April 29. Photo Arte Clandestino -Leo Ceballos.

In few hours, May 6,  in Las Vegas, Nevada, flyweight Marlen Esparza will have her second profesional fight in the most important Mexican card in the USA, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Esparza (1-0-0) will face Samantha Salazar (2-3-1) boxing 3 minute rounds and will be part of a free-view before the televised portion of the HBO pay-per-view event (9 p.m. ET). It will be live-streamed on HBO’s Youtube channel.

Flyweight Nicola Adams on the other hand, will have her second profesional fight on May 13 in her hometown of Leeds, Yorkshire, London.

Esparza and Adams were for many years the most competitive boxers in the amateurs in their weight division. Esparza bronze Olympic Medalist (2012) and Adams gold Olympic medalist (2012 & 2016). Both of them had world titles, continental titles and national titles, but have never faced each other.

Nicola Adams sparring in previous her second pro-fight. San Carlos, CA, April 29, 2017. Photo: Arte Clandestino, Leo Ceballos.
Nicola Adams sparring in previous her second pro-fight. San Carlos, CA, April 29, 2017. Photo: Arte Clandestino, Leo Ceballos.

Currently, Esparza and Adams are living and training in San Carlos, California where we did this interview, in which they tell us about the three minutes rounds, how to make women’s boxing more popular on main events in big cards in Las Vegas, their goals to fight for titles… and their personal experiences with boxing and family.

VIDEO INTERVIEW

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Published by Raquel Ruiz

I’ve been an independent multimedia journalist since 2008 –previously, I was full time reporter. In 2015, two of my articles published in the Spanish weekly from the Denver Post, Viva Colorado, won the Jose Marti National Silver Award in Education and Immigration. I’ve been selected as the writer of the week for the Associated Press, for which I write as freelancer. I also write for the Spanish newspaper chain in the USA, Impremedia. In Europe, I write for the magazine ECOS based in Germany and, in Canada, I have been published, and my photographs printed on the most important newspapers and for the Canadian Olympic Committee. I have built the Social Media platforms for organizations like AMBC (American Boxing Confederation), Boxing Canada, Morris Law Group, PC, Teatro Nagual among others. I have the gift of making a brand shine. I was the Twitter expert for the prestigious newspaper The Guardian, in the UK, during the 2012 Olympic Games in London. My mottos: There isn’t a thing I can't achieve with the passion I put into everything I want to accomplish. Challenges are the ultimate fruit that feed my hungry, professional soul.

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