Houston-area boxer has her sights set on 2016 Olympics

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on July 7, 2014 at 11:22 AM

HOUSTON – In 2012, Houston native Marlen Esparza burst onto the world boxing scene by winning a bronze medal at the London Olympics.

But now KHOU 11 Sports Anchor Matt Musil has found another local boxer with similar dreams.

Meet 16-year-old Ruth Diaz, the current National Women’s Flyweight Champion, who is training with Willie Savannah and has her sights set on the 2016 Olympics.

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