Olympics 2012: If you look good you fight good, says US Olympic boxer Marlen Esparza

Washington: U.S. Olympic boxer Marlen Esparza, who is known as tough, lightning-speed jabber, wants to make a decidedly feminine debut Monday at the London Games.

The 23-year-old boxer puts on makeup and perfume before a fight, makes sure to exfoliate and hydrate her skin, and is the new face of Cover Girl cosmetics.

“If you look good, then you feel good,” People magazine quoted her as saying.

She has been ranked number six in the world and number one in the U.S. flyweight division.

“And if you feel good, then you fight good,” she added.