Seniesa Estrada: “I’m Done With The Minimumweight Division”

Might Estrada Shoot for the Top of the Next Weight Class?

Seniesa Estrada could clash with Evelin Bermudez at junior flyweight
Seniesa Estrada could challenge Evelin Bermudez (credit: Tom Hogan) next

Could Evelin Bermudez Versus Seniesa Estrada Could Be in Play?


Following the biggest win of her career, undisputed minimumweight champion Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada (26-0, 9 KOs) seems intent on making a permanent move to the junior flyweight division. If that is the case, could a likely opponent for Estrada at 108 be a battle with reigning unified champion Evelin “La Princesita” (19-1-1, 6 KOs) Bermudez?

Estrada is still in a celebratory mood following her exciting unanimous decision win over Yokasta Valle to become the undisputed women’s minimumweight champion on March 29 in Glendale, Arizona. After defeating her bitter rival and conquering 105, the boxing community has begun speculation about what’s next for Estrada.

READY TO MOVE ON

During an interview with the boxing media, the Los Angeles, California native was asked about her future. As far as Estrada is concerned, fighting at minimumweight is no longer an option.

“I’m definitely done with the minimumweight division. I defeated each champion to get the belts. Yeah, I think moving up a weight class (is next). So, I’ll talk to my team and see what opponent we can get.”

Estrada previously won the WBO junior flyweight title by defeating Tenkai Tsunami in July 2021. But Super Bad vacated the title to continue to fight at 108.

POSSIBLY WAITING IN THE WINGS

In moving back up to junior flyweight, a woman who would love to get her chance at the Estrada is Bermudez. A two-time unified in the division, Bermudez’s only defeat as a pro was a majority decision defeat to Valle in November 2022 in what was a spirited battle. The last outing for Bermudez was a split-decision victory over Kim Clavel in October 2023.

La Princesita has established herself as the best fighter at junior flyweight. The native of Argentina is a skilled boxer and fights with a dose of healthy arrogance. She would have the height and reach advantages in a proposed fight with Estrada. It would be a very competitive scrap. It’s also another elite matchup for women’s boxing.

Estrada has two fights remaining on her existing deal with Top Rank. For her to clean out 108 like she did 105, she would have no choice but to see the Argentinian world champion in the ring.

Top Rank are not dummies when it comes to maximizing the potential of their fighters. Given that reality, Bermudez versus Estrada at 108 makes good sense for all parties and is a distinct possibility for later this year.

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