Seniesa Estrada Looking At 2021 As Her Year To Shine
Within women’s boxing circles, WBC silver Light Flyweight and WBA “interim” World Flyweight champion Seniesa Estrada is considered a lightning rod. The 28-year-old from Los Angeles garners as much attention outside of the ring as she does in the ring. Described as someone with star potential, she is now on the cusp of a world title opportunity.
CREATING HER PATH EARLY
Estrada became interested in the sport by way of her father, Joe Estrada. She started to box as an 8-year-old in the gyms of Los Angeles. Quickly she gained a reputation as someone with a unique talent. She quickly rose in the amateur ranks. Going on an impressive 97-4 streak as an amateur, she won two-time Junior Olympic National Champion and USA National Champion by age 16. At age 17, she decided to turn pro.
Known as “SuperBad”, Estrada started her pro career in the Southern California circuit. Regarded for her skills and a mean streak in the ring, Estrada has drawn plenty of attention from fans. Because of both her fighting style as well as her looks, Sponsors have come calling. One of Estrada’s endorsements happens to Sports Nutrition company Ladder, which is owned by one LeBron James. She is also promoted by one of boxing’s major players, Golden Boy.
SETTLING BEEF AND FACING BACKLASH
On November 11, 2019, Estrada stepped into the ring to face her bitter rival Marlen Esparza (8-1, 1 KOs). The two have had a long-standing feud that got nasty on social media and in person. But on that night, Estrada used her speed and aggression to pound out a technical decision due to a nasty cut over Esparza’s forehead.
It was her next fight that may be her most memorable, but not in a positive light. On July 24, 2020, Estrada fought a late substitute opponent, Miranda Adkins. Estrada blitzed her, knocking her out seven seconds into the very first round. Adkins was overmatched and many argued she should not have been allowed in the ring with the likes of Estrada. The fight drew the ire of not only the just fans. Fellow fighters were outraged at the mismatch.
Despite the controversy, Estrada has moved on. 3KingsBoxing has received word she is in line for a title shot against WBO Women’s Strawweight world champ Etsuko Tada (20-3-3, 7 KOs) on February 13. It would be the culmination of all the work she has put in thus far. Estrada’s goal is to become a world champion at 105, 108, and 112 pounds. 2021 is the time for her to make her move and live up to lofty expectations.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.