The caped marvel isn’t performed together with her campaign that started on the age of 9 when she picked up a pair of boxing gloves.
Seniesa ‘Tremendous Dangerous’ Estrada could be very near climbing the mountain to including the WBA Minimumweight world title to the WBC belt she already owns. The 30-year-old East Los Ángeles native should cease Germany’s Tina Rupprecht within the co-main occasion Saturday (March 25) evening on the Save Mart Heart.
“I’m so excited. That is the second that I’ve dreamed of since I used to be seven years previous,” mentioned Estrada, who’s 23-0 with 9 knockouts. “It’s loopy to consider how far I’ve come on this sport and the way far this sport has come for girls.”
Estrada’s opponent has a 12-0-1 (3 KOs) and has the identical goal.
“I’m joyful to have my first combat within the U.S. I’m excited, and I’m able to combat,” mentioned Rupprecht. “ It’s a giant honor to combat for each titles. That is at all times what I wished. And on Saturday you will note one of the best model of Tina.”
The 2 boxers have been on a trajectory that’s bringing girls’s boxing again to the glory days when the sports activities’ reputation was carried by Christy Martin and Mía St. John.
After these boxers’ glory days, “girls’s boxing actually sort of died out,” mentioned Estrada. “You didn’t hear about them. You didn’t see it.”
Due to Estrada, Rupprecht, undisputed light-weight champion Katie Taylor, and three-belt holder Amanda Serrano, girls’s boxing is shining brighter.
“Inside the previous two years, it’s actually shot up and it’s actually gotten a lot recognition,” mentioned Estrada, who signed a promotional take care of Prime Rank final 12 months. “Girls are getting higher pay. We’re getting signed up by large promoters. We’re combating on TV.
“So every thing completely modified for girls’s boxing. It’s solely going to proceed to develop and get higher. I’m excited to be part of that this 12 months.”
Estrada is ranked by ESPN because the fourth finest feminine boxer on this planet, due to her undefeated document and a convincing win over long-time strawweight title holder Anabel Ortiz in March 2021. She adopted that with a win over Tenkai Tasunami for the WBO junior flyweight title, and a knockout of beforehand unbeaten María Santizo.
She holds the ladies’s boxing document for quickest knockout (7 seconds) of an opponent.
Estrada confirmed little rust following 11 months off when she scored a unanimous choice over Argentina’s Jazmín Gala Villarino final November.
She was the WBC gentle flyweight champion (2018-21) and the WBC interim flyweight titlist (2019-20).
“Who would have thought that a little bit woman from East L.A. could be unifying titles on ESPN?” mentioned Estrada. “It’s insane to consider how far I’ve come, and I’m simply joyful to symbolize all girls in sport on Saturday evening.”
Estrada isn’t taking her German opponent calmly.
“I anticipate Rupprecht to return in there at 100%. I anticipate her to go in there to win. She’s coming to win. She’s a superb fighter. She’s a tricky fighter,” mentioned Estrada. “ However I do know that I’m totally different. I’m particular, and I’m going to indicate that on Saturday.”
Estrada needs a combat towards Yokasta Valle, a former stablemate who holds the IBF mini flyweight title.
“I’ve been desirous to make the combat towards Yokasta Valle. However this is step one in making that combat occur,” mentioned Estrada. “ I’ve to beat Tina to combat Valle for the undisputed championship.”
Estrada began sporting a cape to enter the ring and adopted the ‘Tremendous Dangerous’ nickname a few years after turning professional.
Her favourite boxer rising up was Sugar Ray Leonard.
“I learn in his guide that when he was a child they used to name him Tremendous Dangerous within the gymnasium,” mentioned Estrada. “In order that’s the place it got here from since he was my favourite boxer.”
And the cape?
“I added the cape as a result of I wished to put on one thing that wasn’t the normal boxing gown,” mentioned Estrada. “I wished to be totally different.”
Ramírez on comeback
José Ramírez, whose solely blemish on a 27-1 document was a Might 2021 loss to Josh Taylor, expects to have a document crowd on the Save Mart Heart see his second bout since then.
He faces Ghana’s Richard Commey (30-4-1, 27 KOs) in the principle occasion.
“I’ve skilled being on the high with individuals praising me and me being ranked at No. 1. Then, I grew to become unified world champion once I beat Maurice Hooker,” mentioned Ramírez. “Then, unexpectedly after one loss, individuals began to stroll away from that.
“However I’m simply blessed that I’ve a phenomenal household, a phenomenal workforce, and a beautiful promotional firm. That’s all I would like. So, I discovered myself, and I spotted who I’m. I really feel like I’m prepared to indicate that lion that all of us noticed earlier than I began getting distracted with a number of the stuff that comes with being on the high. Now it’s time for me to work.”
Undefeated heavyweight Antonio Mireles may have an opportunity to combat on nationwide tv when he faces Patrick Mailata in a six-round bout at 7 p.m., forward of the Estrada and Ramírez bouts.
“I’m very excited. I knew this might occur. I simply didn’t know it will occur now. It’s going to be good to lastly combat in entrance of a packed crowd on ESPN,” mentioned Mireles, a 6-9 boxer from Iowa.
“It’s loopy that it’s been over a 12 months since I turned professional. It reveals how briskly time goes by. However in comparison with the place I used to be final 12 months, I simply really feel like a very totally different fighter. I’ve improved a lot. However, I’m additionally extra assured in my talents.”