Seniesa Estrada Announces Quest to Reign Undisputed at Minimumweight!
Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada (23-0, 9 KOs) successfully defended the WBA minimumweight title for the second time with a unanimous decision win over Jazmin Gala Villarino (6-2-2, 1 KO) at the Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.
READY AND WILLING TO FIGHT ANYONE
Following the win, the champ said she had to overcome ring rust. But in general, she was happy with her performance. In terms of what she wants to do next, Estrada said she wants all the smoke within her division.
“I’m ready to go for unification fights and undisputed”.
It’s been a tough year outside of the ring for Estrada. After being named 3Kings Boxing’s 2021 Female Fighter of the Year, she was on the shelf due to a dispute with Golden Boy Promotions. They eventually agreed to part ways. In July 2022, the 30-year-old signed a multi-fight deal with Top Rank. The win over Villarino was her debut bout with her new promoter.
If Estrada wants to achieve her dream of becoming undisputed at 105, a fighter she will have to deal with is IBF/WBO champ Yokasta Valle (26-2, 9 KOs) and WBC belt-holder Tina Rupprecht (11-0-1, 3 KOs). Coming off a unanimous decision over Thi Thu Nhi Nguyen to become the unified champ in September 2022, Valle also wants undisputed honors at 105. But her next fight will be at 108-pounds, where she will challenge the reigning unified women’s junior flyweight champ, Evelyn Bermudez, on November 26. Should she lose, she would still hold on to her belts at 105.
WHAT COULD GET IN THE WAY
Estrada – Valle is the most attractive fight in the division. But there could be some hurdles preventing what would be a terrific scrap. Valle is with Golden Boy, who was working behind the scenes to make a fight between ladies before the friction with Estrada.
Can the two promotional giants convene to make that bout in 2023? If there is good money to be made, one would guess they would do what’s necessary to make it happen. A fight with Rupprecht seems more likely at this point, then hopefully a showdown with Valle later in 2023. Estrada is rejuvenated and hungry to be a star in the sport and a trendsetter for future female athletes. Watch out for what Super Bad does from this point on.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.