Marlen Esparza and Nicola Adams tell us how
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.
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.