Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada Stops Abaniel with Super Body Shots in Hollywood
By Tarrah Zael
HOLLYWOOD, Ca.-Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada said she “wants to be a pioneer that women boxing talks about”, and that’s exactly what she did at Thursday Night Fights at the Avalon in Hollywood, California.
She became the first female headlining a live TV boxing main event for Golden Boy Promotions on DAZN.
East Los Angeles native, Estrada (17-0, 7 KO) retained her WBC silver light flyweight championship belt and undefeated record against Gretchen “Chen Chen” Abaniel (18-11, 6 KO) of Palawan, Philippines.
Calling the fight to a halt, after four rounds of blows to the body, Abaniel told her corner she had nothing more to give in the fight. It wasn’t the first time, as Estrada is known for stopping her opponents with blows to the body.
Estrada entered the ring calm and calculated, this deemed to be a big mistake as Abaniel, a veteran of many world titles, was the aggressor in the beginning round.
Administering a cut on the top of Estrada’s head in round two had her changing her game plan and switching her style to “Super Bad”. A more aggressive fighter came out of her corner ready to hurt Abaniel.
After an exchange of punches from both fighters, Abaniel tried walking Estrada down but she perfectly angled out and landed a flurry of punches in response. Multiple power body shots ended round three with excitement and a confident “Superbad”.
Round four had both women fighting toe to toe, but Estrada controlled the fight with counter punches and power. “I was landing some really hard shots,” she said after her win, “and I had to be careful because her style can make her opponent sloppy”.
Estrada has five consecutive knockout wins. It’s a rare feat in the women’s fight world.
In a span of little more than a year Estrada has suddenly gained serious firepower in both fists. She claims she always had power but was often placed against much bigger girls that were heavier and taller. Now she is facing fighters at equal weight and height and dominating. Since May of last year Estrada has knocked out or made quit Amarilis Adorno, Jhosep Vizcaino, Debora Rengifo, Yenifer Leon and now Abaniel.
Despite rarely weighing more than 108 pounds, Estrada has been uncorking body shots and hooks to the head that are having devastating effects.
Can anybody stop the streak?
Among those mentioned as potential opponents for Super Bad Estrada are Kenia, Enriquez, Marlen Esparza, Yokasta Valle, Naoko Fujioka and Yesenia Gomez the current WBC light flyweight world titlist from Mexico
“Everyone knows of the rivalry between me and Marlen Esparza. Eventually, that fight is going to happen. For now, I want a title shot. I want to face Yesenia Gomez. Let’s make it happen in December.”
Gomez (15-5-3, 6 KO) holds the WBC world female light flyweight title, also, Kenia Enriquez (22-1, 9 KO) is the interim titleholder as well. Either match up for Estrada would suffice as she looks to challenge the light flyweight class for a world title shot.
(Photo by Alonzo Coston)