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  1. FitSugar: Boxer Marlen Esparza trains hard to represent U.S. in O...

    Susi May, FitSugar

    To be the first woman to qualify for the U.S. Olympic boxing team is everything to Marlen Esparza.

    Story | Conversation | June 22, 2012
  2. Queen Underwood set for Olympic boxing trials

    Queen Underwood

    Five-time U.S. lightweight boxing champion Queen Underwood was considering turning pro when she learned women's boxing would be added to the 2012 Games. Now, she's focused on this week's Olympic trials, and ready to earn her spot for London.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2012
  3. 2011 Pan Ams -- Queen Underwood is fighting for a cause

    Meri-Jo Borzilleri

    Being the victim of abuse fueled her Olympic boxing dream. Now she hopes to win gold and use her platform to help others.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2011
  4. Infographic -- How Danyelle Wolf Got That Body

    Pro boxer and Body Issue icon Danyelle Wolf shares her secrets of how to stay in fighting shape.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2014
  5. espnW -- Looking back at some of the biggest moments in Mexican s...

    In honor of Cinco de Mayo, we're looking back at five of the most celebrated moments in Mexican sports history.

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | May 02, 2014
  6. 'The Greatest' becomes a pro

    D'Arcy Maine

    On this day in 1960, Muhammad Ali -- then known as Cassius Clay -- made his professional boxing debut at age 18. After winning the gold medal in the light heavyweight division at the 1960 Olympics in Rome, Ali won a six-round decision over Tunney Hun...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  7. espnW Headliners -- Claressa Shields not giving up the fight

    Jim Caple

    Claressa Shields' boxing gold medal hasn't brought endorsements or TV interviews, but the 17-year-old isn't giving up the fight.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2012
  8. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Women's boxing a huge success

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Katie Taylor gave her vociferous Irish fans a thrill, and Claressa Shields beat down someone twice her age. Yes, the women boxers proved they belong on the biggest stage.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  9. 2012 Olympics -- Boxers Esparza, Shields fighting for sport's fut...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The role models of Marlen Esparza and Claressa Shields -- mostly male boxers -- never had to worry about selling out an arena or being made to wear something more eye-catching.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2012
  10. U.S. boxer Queen Underwood shifts her attention to worlds

    Queen Underwood

    After running through the U.S. Olympic trials undefeated, Queen Underwood took a little time to celebrate and now is focused on keeping her streak alive at worlds.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2012
  11. AIBA says women boxers will not be forced to wear skirts

    Alyssa Roenigk

    The president of the Amateur International Boxing Association said women boxers will not be forced to wear skirts, an issue that has divided the boxing community.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2012
  12. Making weight key to female boxers' Olympic dreams

    After slugging away for years in the unglamorous ranks of amateur women's boxing, Marlen Esparza was thrilled when her sport finally became an Olympic one.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2012
  13. Boxer Taversha Norwood's unlikely Olympic journey

    Adena Andrews

    As a little girl, Taversha Norwood had Olympic dreams ... as a gymnast. The dream is still there, but the sport is totally different: She ducks into the ring for boxing bouts, hoping the sport carries her all the way to London.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2012
  14. Champion boxer Ana "The Hurricane" Julaton packs a punch

    Kathryn Bertine

    Champion boxer Ana "The Hurricane" Julaton has been taking her latest swings outside the ring as she knocks down the doors of inequality.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2012
  15. LaTonya King and Monaya Patterson fight toward London

    Dana Beck

    Women's boxing will be reinstated in the 2012 Olympics and the U.S. has a pair of power-punching sisters, LaTonya King and Monaya Patterson, battling to make the team in separate weight classes.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2011
  16. Nike field reporter Gevrina Seferaj gets in the ring

    Gevrina Seferaj

    Nike field reporter Gevrina Seferaj recently caught up with U.S. taekwondo athletes Nia Abdallah and Charlotte Craig and U.S. boxer Marlen Esparza to chat about their training regimens and the kind of mental preparations needed to kick some butt.

    Blog | Conversation | April 15, 2011