Former interim WBA Female Flyweight Champion Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada (18-0, 7 KOs) returns to the ring on the undercard of the July 24 Golden Boy on DAZN card against Miranda Adkins in an eight-round bout.
Estrada’s last fight was for the vacant interim title in a highly anticipated bout against Marlen Esparza which resulted in a technical unanimous decision victory on the undercard of Canelo Alvarez vs. Sergey Kovalev.
Estrada, who was originally scheduled to fight in March, expressed her eagerness to get back into the ring, regardless of the circumstances, in a recent phone interview with Round By Round Boxing.
“I’m just ready to get back in there and fight,” said Estrada.
Estrada acknowledged that the fight week and event itself will likely be different than anything she’s experienced. It will certainly be a different atmosphere in comparison to her last fight, which was an MGM Grand event headlined by boxing’s biggest star in Canelo Alvarez.
“I know things will be a lot different, the fight week will be different,” said Estrada. “But I’m not thinking about any of that.”
While she conceded that the lack of fans will take a few aspects away, she assured it will not have an impact on her performance, just as the presence of crowd noise does not impact her performances.
“Of course it’s nice to have the crowd there for the excitement and to gain new fans,” stated Estrada. “But, usually, I don’t even hear the fans when I’m in there. I just hear my corner, so I don’t think it will be any different as far as how I’m focused on the fight.”
Aside from the clear differences with the event itself, Estrada spoke to the oddities of her training camp leading up to her fight in late July. With gym closures following her March fight cancellation, she was left with no option but to get creative.
“My gym closed at the beginning of quarantine so I was just training at home, or sometimes me and my trainer would go to the park and do mitts, or just whatever we could do there,” Estrada told us. “I didn’t have access to weights or bags, so I did mostly cardio.”
However, Estrada believes she has had adequate time to train since her gym has opened up again and feels confident that her preparation will have her ready for action in the ring come July 24.
“A few weeks ago our gym opened up again, and I have been able to be there everyday,” said Estrada. “I didn’t have the heavy bag, or a ring to move around in, so it feels good to be able to get back in the gym and back to normal.”
When asked about whether or not she has been able to get enough sparring in–as some fighters have struggled with it– she said she has, and credited her ability to spar with her readiness to perform.
“I’ve still been able to get a lot of rounds of sparring in,” said Estrada. “So, that should help me with ring rust.”
Estrada, who has already gained a very strong following including an Instagram page with over 75,000 followers, will look to win over more fans on Friday, July 24 with her entertaining style and her undeniable charisma.