By Hannah Wong , FashionnStyle Reporter | Jul 12, 2012 11:28 PM EDT
Olympic Boxer Marlen Esparza is red hot in a Vogue coverage.
The 23-year-old women boxing star from Texas is dubbed the best bet to win gold for the U.S. in the Olympics.
Wearing a red dress with a long slit, Marlen Esparza looks stunning and powerful.
"A track-and-field athlete, perhaps, or a runner, but at five feet three and 112 pounds she is neither brawny nor particularly fierce-looking," Vogue introduced Esparza.
Her dedication to boxing feels “miserable, actually," Esparza told Vogue.
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"It's torture. I get mad. I don't date. I haven't gone out in a long time. It's just depressing. Thank God I don't have Facebook, because if I did, I'd be jealous of everybody. I don't want to know what I'm missing."
“I’ve never seen anyone work harder than Marlen,” said Maurice “Termite” Watkins, a legend in the Houston boxing world.
“I was an amateur with some of the best amateurs in history, and I was a pro with some of the best pros in history—Leonard, Ali, Frazier, Foreman. I put her in that caliber of fighter. She is already going to go down in history as one of the great amateurs. And in the last six months I’ve seen her reach another level. She and Rudy are bringing it all together now. She’s unreal.”
Companies like Nike, Coca-Cola and CoverGirl have flocked to Esparza for sponsorship deals.
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