Women in combat sports has been on the rise in recent years, but Seniesa Estrada remembers the moment, nearly 20 years ago, when she fell in love with boxing.
After she watched the Oscar De La Hoya vs. Shane Mosley fight on June 17, 2000, Estrada wanted to do nothing else but learn how to box. She was enamored with the sport as a young girl.
“I got into boxing by watching fights with my dad when I was a little girl,” said Estrada during a phone interview. “I asked my dad if I could box and he said no at first. I finally convinced him and at 8 years old he took me to the gym and I haven’t stopped since.”
The 24-year-old East Los Angeles native will headline the 2018 debut of LA Fight Club in an eight-round flyweight bout against Sonia Osorio at the Belasco Theater in Downtown Los Angeles on Friday, March 16, 2018.
“Headlining is a big deal and it’s something I’m taking very serious and I’m training hard for,” said Estrada. “I’m from L.A. so it’s going to be great to have family, friends and supporters there.”
Estrada turned pro in 2011 after a long amatuer career where she won multiple titles, however, after signing with Golden Boy Promotions in January, Estrada said she will finally get the publicity she deserves.
“I was grateful that all the hard work I put in is paying off,” said Estrada. “I feel like my career is just getting started.”
The emerging Flyweight prospect has fought at the Fabulous Forum three times and was on the Super Fly I undercard at the StubHub Center last September. Estrada wants nothing more than to put on a show as the LA Fight Club main event.
“I love everything about boxing but fight night is my favorite,” said Estrada. “I have trained extremely hard for this fight and Friday I’m going to show I’m ready.”
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