Seniesa Estrada Overwhelms And Outworks Jazmin Villarino
In the second defense of her WBA minimumweight title, the uber-talented Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada (23-0, 9 KO’s) took on Jazmin “La Jefa” Villarino (6-2-2, 1 KO’s). The prizefight also stood and Estrada’s first affair under the Top Rank promotional banner .
Although, after staging three solid fights in 2021, this dustup against Villarino will be her first, and presumably only, fight of 2022. Obviously Estradan (30), will aim to be significantly more active in 2023.
During her 2021 run, Super Bad competed in both, the minimum and light flyweight divisions. In fact, she went up to light flyweight to capture the WBO title from then champion Tenkei Tsunami. Following the impressive win, Estrada immediately moved back down and toppled Maria Santizo to defend her WBA title by knockout.
The prizefight stood as Villarino’s, American debut as all but two of her previous bouts have been contested in her native Argentina. Without question this is the biggest step up in competition for La Jefa, 32. In fact, while she maintains general respect for her opponent, Estrada entered this bout fully expecting to stop Villarino within the distance.
TOUGH BUT CHEWABLE
Despite the time out of the ring, Estrada began the fight as the obvious aggressor and had good success punching in bunches. More than just letting her hands go, Super Bad was mindful to pepper the head just as much as the body. Villarino returned fire dutifully but was committed to moving in the opening two periods.
This abruptly changed in the third when La Jefa consciously stood her ground. In response, Super Bad sat down on her punches and sank a healthy assortment of hooks, uppercuts and straight power shots on Villarino’s body and chin.
Over the fourth and fifth rounds Villarino’s dedication to crowding Estrada certainly made the match more competitive as Super Bad was forced to fight nearly non-stopped. As this was happening Villarion found a fairly regular home for a heavy overhand right. Even with this said, Estrada absorbed the blows well and clearly maintained overall control.
Over the second half of the duel Villarino continued to march forward but her shots grew increasingly limp as the minutes ticked by.
In the tenth and final round Villarino staged a valiant enough stand but it was not enough to sway the course of events. So when the match to the scorecards Estrada won a predictable decision to the tune of 100-90. In her post-fight interview Super Bad once again doubled-down on her desire to become a unified champion.
By: Bakari Simpson