05/07/2013 09:14 am ET

Boxer Marlen Esparza: I Feel My Latino Passion With Every Punch I Throw

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I am a Latina. Being a Latina has given me heart and, above all, it has given me passion, a trait most men and women from my culture share. I have brought my Latino passion with me to every single bout I’ve fought, all the way to the Olympic Games in London last summer. I feel my Latino passion in my arms and my legs and my fists with every punch I throw. I live for what I love to do with the passionate intensity of a Latina.

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