Seniesa Estrada vs Tina Rupprecht: A Unification With Undisputed Looming
Women’s boxing is already kicking things off on a high note heading into 2023. According to ESPN, WBA minimumweight champion Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada (23-0, 9KO) will unify with WBC champion Tina Rupprecht (12-0-1, 3KO) possibly on March 25.
This is not surprising, as Super Bad has made it clear that unification with Rupprecht was next on the list. In addition, she expressed going for undisputed against arch-rival unified champion Yokasta Valle afterward.
ESTRADA MUST GET PASSED RUPPRECHT FOR A CHANCE AT UNDISPUTED
After leaving Golden Boy Promotions in 2021, the WBA champion inked a new deal with Top Rank. On November 12, she successfully returned to the ring after a long layoff against Jazmin Gala Villarino.
Rupprecht is the longest-reigning champion in the division, having held the WBC title since 2018. Moreover, she previously defeated Valle for the WBC interim title in June 2018. The WBC champion spent the majority of her career fighting at home in Germany. This has attributed to boxing fans not knowing much about her. She closed out 2022 with a solid win over challenger Rocio Gasper on December 10.
According to reports, their fight should take place in the United States. If this is true, Rupprecht will be making her U.S. debut in a major unification.
The winner will undoubtedly be heading into an undisputed showdown. Several fans and pundits will be expecting Estrada to come out the victor, making the “final destination” the much-anticipated showdown with Valle.
Estrada versus Valle was always on the books when both champions fought under the Golden Boy promotional banner. Although no official announcement has been made, it seems team Estrada is gearing up for a big 2023.
By: Bo Bland