(MAY 7) WBAN received a
Press Release from Golden Boy Promotions, with Marlen Esparza
stating the following: "It's great to make history
being the first woman in Nevada to do three-minute rounds....."
Apparently Esparza is not aware that she is far from the first.
The four-rounder took place last
night at the T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas, Nevada, where Marlen
Esparza and Samantha Salazar fought on the undercard with
Esparza winning by a unanimous decision.
I am baffled that in two separate
press releases from Golden Boy Promotions the same claim was
quoted before the Esparza-Salazar fight, and now after they
reported the results. This was NOT a History
First---Just to set the record straight.
One great example is six-time
world champion Layla McCarter who fought three-minute rounds in
the State of Nevada previously. To check out further it is
documented on BoxRec, and WBAN....
Summary of Press Release/Golden Boy Promotions:
"In a quick turnaround from her March debut, 2012 Bronze
Medalist Marlen Esparza (2-0) of Houston, Texas shut out
Samantha Salazar (2-4-1) of Dallas, Texas over four rounds,
earning the 40-36 unanimous victory on all three scorecards. The
flyweight battle featured the debut of three-minute rounds in
women's boxing in the state of Nevada."
"It's great to make history being the first woman in Nevada to
do three-minute rounds," Esparza said. "I know it's been done
elsewhere-but tonight it feels really special doing it in this
fight. I plan on staying at three minutes and not going back to
two minutes, so I know we will need to be strategic about how I
train and fight."