Seniesa Estrada and Yokasta Valle Argue Over the Top Slot at 105
There’s an ongoing battle for supremacy in the women’s minimumweight division. Reigning unified champion Yokasta Valle (27-2, 9 KOs) believes she’s the queen of 105. WBA champion Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada (23-0, 9 KOs) feels she deserves the crown as the best in that division. As a result, there is a budding rivalry between the two. They are not fond of each other, as evidenced by the threats and exchanges that have been made.
After being idle for most of 2022 due to switching promoters, Estrada returned to the ring in November 2022 and successfully defended her WBA belt with an easy win over Jazmin Villarino.
Next up for Estrada is a March 25 unification showdown against WBC champion Tina Ruppretch. Super Bad said part of her motivation for fighting Ruppretch is because she defeated Valle in June 2018.
Noting that Estrada was idle for most of last year, Valle shot back by saying that while her rival was on the shelf, she was in the ring fighting and putting in work. That set off an exchange of back-and-forth insults on social media.
In November 2022, Valle scored a majority decision victory over Evelin Bermudez to capture the IBF and WBO junior flyweight titles. She has since vacated the WBO title at 108 pounds. It’s a probable sign that she plans on returning to minimumweight.
If so, the fight for her, long-term, is a showdown with Estrada. It would be one of the better matchups in the sport – a battle between two champions in their primes. The hope is that it can occur this year or early in 2024. Fight enthusiasts are hopeful they will see them settle once and for all who reigns supreme at 105.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.