Houston’s Marlen Esparza sets record with 10th U.S. Championship


Marlen Esparza, the 2012 Olympic bronze medalist, won a record-setting ninth title in her weight class Saturday at the USA Boxing Elite National Championships in Spokane, Wash., scoring a unanimous decision over fellow Houston-area boxer Ginny Fuchs.

Saturday’s bout marked the third straight year Esparza, 25, and Fuchs, 26, have met for the championship in the women’s 112-pound flyweight division.

Both boxers had already qualified for the 8-person U.S. Olympic Trials to be held later this year.



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