A Look into the Future: Seniesa vs Marlen
By Sindy Amador
Seniesa Estrada against Marlen Esparza will they really face each other?
Female boxing is finally at its peak and this is the most exciting fight in women’s boxing.
Both light flyweight boxers have been signed by Golden Boy promotions with much similarity in their records and among themselves.
Both are young and beautiful Mexican-Americans young who started the race for excellence in this rough sport at a very young age. And both have accumulated incredible records as amateurs and now are building it up as professionals.
Although they never met in their amateur careers, now seems to be the expected time they will face each other as adults in the professional world. The two have created a burning rivalry between them.
Do you want to know more about them? Who is your favorite?
Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada is a flyweight prospect who signed with Golden Boy Promotions in January of this year. The native of East Los Angeles, Calif. earned multiple titles as an amateur boxer before turning professional in 2011. Since then, the 24-year-old has developed into one of the biggest names in women’s boxing, fighting on important cards in the Los Angeles area, including an edition of LA FIGHT CLUB in 2016. Estrada now has an unbeaten record (12-0, 2 KOs) and has just made her debut under the banner of Golden Boy Promotions. It was also the first time that company featured a woman in a main event and was televised. It was history-making.
Marlen Esparza is a female American boxer from Houston, Texas, born on July 29, 1989.
The 28-year-old Esparza won a bronze medal in the women’s flyweight division at the London 2012 Olympics. Esparza then took gold at the 2014 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships and bronze in the 2016 edition.
Golden Boy Promotions signed her to a pro contract in December 2016 and she made her pro debut in March 2017, defeating Rachel Sazoff. Esparza (5-0, 1 KO) got her first knockout of her career this past week April 6th at the Belasco Theater where of course Seniesa Estrada was as spectator.
“We worked on being more aggressive and landing the right hand,” said Marlen Esparza. “People aren’t used to seeing that side of me, so I showed it to make a statement. Who do I want? Did you see me point at her after I won? I want Seniesa Estrada. “
Estrada’s response was immediate.
“Get on my level! Congratulations on beating a 40 year old with four losses who has not fought in two years. Nobody cares about a bronze medal, bronze is 3rd place and 3rd place is for losers. You could not make the 2016 team because you lost to Ginny Fuchs and Mandy Bujold @ginnyfuchsusa and @mandybujold) that’s why you had to turn pro. You’re delusional. Belasco Theater was empty tonight nobody likes you,” stated Estrada via social media.
Of course this makes a super interesting and expected fight for both. And each is eager to face each other and prove who is the best.
We’ll soon see in the ring where it will be discovered that amateur boxing has nothing to do with professional boxing and that styles make fights.
Good luck and may the best one win.
Editor’s note: writer Sindy Amador is a former world champion from Riverside, Calif. now retired who held the IFBA light flyweight world title. She retired in 2014.