01/29/2013 08:36 am ET

Olympic Boxer Marlen Esparza Fights Animal Cruelty As The New Face Of PETA

With one foot in front of the other and her boxing gloves on, Team USA boxer Marlen Esparza is ready to fight – this time outside of the ring.

The self-proclaimed animal lover and Olympic bronze medalist is the new face of PETA’s “Never Be Silent” campaign that urges the public to contact authorities when they witness animal cruelty.

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