After successful her main title in March, a unanimous resolution over Anabel Ortiz to seize the Girls’s WBA Minimumweight title, Seniesa Estrada had plans of wanting to stay at 105 kilos and gather extra gold.
Nonetheless, a title unification could not be made, so Estrada resolve to enterprise as much as 108 and problem Tenkai Tsunami for the Girls’s WBO Junior Flyweight championship on Friday evening within the Gilberto Ramirez-Sullivan Barrera undercard from the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. Your entire predominant card may be streamed solely on DAZN.
Along with her likelihood at turning into a two-division champion, Estrada talked with DAZN about lastly being among the many finest ladies’s boxers on the earth, preventing continuously, and who the most effective feminine fighter on the earth is that is not her.
(Editor’s be aware: This interview has been edited for size and readability.)
DAZN: What was the technique after preventing in March and wanting to return proper again and combat on Friday, July 9, since you’re not seeing top-notch fighters past Canelo eager to combat extra constantly?
Seniesa Estrada: I got here out of my combat unhurt, and I used to be able to able to go. The thrill and dedication to simply develop into a world champion is the whole lot that I’ve ever hoped for and dreamed of. ln the start of my profession, I used to be so inactive, not as a result of I needed to be however as a result of I needed to be. I did not have a promoter. It was laborious to get fights. I used to be preventing as soon as each eight months or as soon as yearly. So now that I am with Golden Boy Promotions, they’re capable of hold me as lively as I wish to be. Why not make the most of it? That is the whole lot that I ever needed. So if I come out of a combat bodily okay, I am able to go proper again in there and do it once more as quickly as doable. So after the Ortiz combat, I needed to get proper again in there. My plan was to unify at 105 kilos. However sadly, due to the completely different conditions with the opponents at 105, we could not make that occur. So I mentioned, let’s simply go to 108 and attempt to discover a champion there. So Tsunami was the one one who accepted the problem. So respect to her.
DAZN: The place did you get the “Tremendous Dangerous” nickname, as a result of that may be a unbelievable one?
SE: Thanks. “Sugar” Ray Leonard is my all-time favourite fighter. I’ve learn his ebook over 20 instances. Within the ebook, he talks about how when he was a child, his coach and everybody within the gymnasium used to name him “Tremendous Dangerous” as a result of he was tremendous dangerous. So him being my favourite fighter, I simply thought it was an superior and completely different identify. Then my coach was like, ‘Your nickname is Tremendous Dangerous. As a substitute of strolling out with the gown, you must put on a cape.’ That is the way it began.
DAZN: You take a look at ladies’s boxing proper now, and you’ve got seen Clarissa Shields bounce over into MMA, and she or he’s going to attempt to do each. What do you make of Clarissa making an attempt to juggle and do each sports activities?
SE: I believe that is nice. She achieved all that she needed to perform in her weight division and in ladies’s boxing. So why not exit and provides herself one other problem and hopefully make more cash there than she was boxing. MMA is hard. Watching her final combat was actually cool, seeing how she needed to overcome that first spherical. Lots of people thought that it was going to be over. Lots of people doubted her. However she got here again, and she or he gained. I believe it is nice. I’ve considered transitioning into MMA, however not now. Boxing is my life proper now, and issues are beginning to take off for me. I’ve so many targets that I wish to accomplish in boxing first.
DAZN: You speak about a transfer to MMA sometime. Is it since you’re a fan of the game, or is it as a result of Clarissa is saying is that, for causes that lots of us nonetheless cannot comprehend, the dearth of pay disparity between the ladies and the lads made her go over to MMA?
SE: I believe a few years again, it was simply the discouragement and the doubt that I had in boxing. That is what made me assume otherwise and wish to possibly transition to MMA. However now, issues are coming collectively for me, and Golden Boy has been doing such a tremendous job at making me comfortable and doing all of the issues that that they should do to guarantee that I am safe and to guarantee that I nonetheless have this dedication and encouragement to stay to boxing and to maintain preventing and to imagine in boxing. Golden Boy is doing an superior job at that. I am undoubtedly staying right here.
DAZN: You are ranked among the many prime pound-for-pound ladies’s fighters on the earth. We have talked concerning the struggle in the past for you to get to the place you are at. What did does that imply to you to now being thought of among the many finest ladies’s fighters on the earth?
SE: It is loopy. It is an indescribable feeling. It has been my objective and dream since I used to be a child to go down as among the best fighters in historical past. To be acknowledged within the pound-for-pound checklist now’s nice. That is just the start. I’ve so many massive fights to win and so many belts to win. I simply really feel prefer it’s simply the beginning, nevertheless it means a lot to me as a result of the battle to get to the place I’m at the moment has been insane. I can discuss for hours about completely different struggles. There’s extra dangerous than good. The eagerness that I’ve for the game is rarely giving up on myself and by no means giving up on my desires.
DAZN: You may’t embrace your self, however who’s the most effective ladies’s fighter on the earth?
SE: I might say Amanda Serrano due to all of her accomplishments. She has so many fights, so many titles in so many alternative weight divisions. It actually sucks that she’s barely getting the popularity. She’s lastly getting all of the publicity that she deserved to get her complete profession, nevertheless it was as a result of ladies’s boxing is not the place it’s at the moment. I am comfortable to see her lastly shining and getting that recognition, preventing on TV and getting these massive fights, and hopefully, it retains taking place for her.
DAZN: Friday’s card is fairly stacked. You will have “Zurdo” Ramirez in the primary occasion after which “Jo Jo” Diaz going through Javier Fortuna. Is it essential to you to set the tone for the remainder of the primary card, or do you’ve gotten that tunnel imaginative and prescient the place you are like, ‘I am simply going to do me, and nevertheless the playing cards fall, they fall?’
SE: Undoubtedly tunnel imaginative and prescient. Strain is one thing that I by no means actually consider or have on my thoughts. Nevertheless it being in my hometown and having all my pals, household and followers, and supporters on the market undoubtedly provides me extra motivation. It makes me extra excited to go on the market and placed on an excellent efficiency.