Marlen Esparza expects a rough fight with aggressive Gabriela Alaniz
WBC and WBA World flyweight champion Marlen Esparza (13-1, 1KO) joined the World Boxing Council's Coffee Tuesday to discuss her pending showdown against unbeaten WBO champion Gabriela Alaniz (14-0, 6KO) from Argentina, this Saturday, July 8, at the AT&T stadium in San Antonio, Texas.
The 33-year-old Texan has held the WBC female flyweight title since June 2021 and the WBA and The Ring female flyweight titles since April 2022. Since losing her first ever title fight to Seniesa Estrada in 2019, she has been on a six fight unbeaten streak.
Raring to return to the ring to defend her honours, Marlén stressed how she is absolutely determined to continue her reign and, not only that, but to go in search of becoming the undisputed champion of the division.
Regarding her rival, Marlen was clear in saying that she expects Gabriela to come with all the intention of winning and for it to be an agressive fight – as is her style – but she is ready for that and more.
The No.1 flyweight she said: “I'm expecting this to be entertaining and full of action, but there will also be a lot of strategy involved. I know she's going to fight hard, because she's got nothing to lose. Gabriela won't be that strategic herself, but rough, trying to use her strength. Let me tell you, it'll need a lot more than athleticism to defeat me. It's taken me my whole life to get this far, and I'm taking it very seriously!”
Marlen assured that she is not intimidated by the statements, much less by the Argentine style, because as she herself stated: “I have found myself in this position many times, with rivals who boast, brag, intimidate and brag about things that vanish above the ring how the wind, so I’ll let it talk and make stories because that night there will only be one winner, me.”
Aware that she is in a position where her rivals only think of seeing her fall, Marlen assured that this is an extra motivation for her because since she started in the world of gloves her dream has been to be world champion and although she recognizes the great responsibility that As a monarch, if he has learned anything, it is to enjoy and live in the moment.
She assured that Gabriela will be seeking the knockout at all costs, but she was emphatic in saying that she will box her own fight and that she will be the one who will set the pace.
She finally invited all boxing fans not to miss this great fight by guaranteeing that the action would start from the first bell.
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