Yesica Bopp Returns And Dominates Johana Zuniga. What’s Next?

Yesica Bopp Back To Her Dominant Winning Ways

(clockwise from left) WBA junior flyweight champion Yesica Bopp training, IBF champion Evelin Bermudez in training, WBO world champion Seniesa Estrada in the gym
(clockwise from left) Yesica Bopp, Evelin Bermudez, Seniesa Estrada

Yesica Bopp Back To Her Dominant Winning Ways


At the Sugar Baby Rojas Combat Coliseum in Barranquilla, Colombia, Yesica Bopp (37-2, 17 KOs) returned to her winning ways as she scored a fourth-round TKO over Johana Zuniga (16-1, 9 KOs) to retain the WBA women’s ‘super’ world junior flyweight title.

Overall it was a dominant performance for Bopp, who was in control from the opening bell. After a tumultuous 2021 that included a loss in her last bout, this was a nice bounce-back win. It will be interesting to see where the 37-year-old from Argentina goes next. Despite her advanced age and many accomplishments, there are still some juicy matchups left for her.

WHERE DOES SHE GO FROM HERE?

She’s long-established herself as one of the best women’s boxers over the last decade-plus. Yet, there are some interesting fights for her still on the table. A fight that would garner some attention among fans of women’s boxing would be a unification fight against countrywoman and IBF women’s junior flyweight champ Evelin Bermudez, who has expressed a desire to fight Bopp. That would draw major attention, domestically.

Another possibility is a match against WBO women’s world 108-pound champion Seniesa Estrada. Having fought most of her career in her native country, it would be interesting to see how Bopp would adjust to fighting so far away from home.

Nicknamed “Super Bad”, Estrada is being heavily pushed by her promoter’s at Golden Boy. A prized women’s fighters on their stable, one would think that a contest against Bopp would perk their interest greatly at some point in 2022. Bopp would certainly welcome that kind of world-level spotlight. It would be the highest-profile fight of what has been a storied career.

By: Michael Wilson Jr.

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