Seniesa ‘Superbad’ Estrada is relishing headlining a main event in Las Vegas and admits she wants to fight Yokasta Valley next
- Seniesa ‘Superbad’ Estrada will face Leonela Yudica in Las Vegas on July 28
- Estrada’s 10-round junior lightweight title fight with Yudica is the co-main event
- She is refusing to let the pressure of headlining distract her from the job at hand
Seniesa ‘Superbad’ Estrada is refusing to let the pressure of headlining a main event in Las Vegas distract her from the job at hand and insists she is confident in beating Leonela Yudica on July 28.
Estrada will face Yudica at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas for the WBC and WBA Minimumweight titles after beating Tina Rupprecht by unanimous decision in March to retain her WBA championship and claim Rupprecht’s WBC title.
Estrada’s 10-round junior lightweight title fight with Yudica is the co-main event and will take place after Andres Cortes vs Xavier Martinez. The bout will also feature at the Pearl Concert Theater which has a capacity of 2,500 people.
However, Estrada is adamant the pressure wont get to her but admits she’s not used to headlining an event. Speaking exclusively to Mail Sport, Estrada said: ‘I forgot that I was headlining just because I’m not used to headlining.
‘My trainer had to remind me. He was like you know you’re headlining right. I think it’s a good thing though because I’m not thinking about the pressure of the main event.
Seniesa ‘Superbad’ Estrada is refusing to let the pressure of headlining a main event in Las Vegas distract her from the job at hand and insists she is confident in beating Leonela Yudica
‘I am just focused on what I have to do to win the fight. But, yeah when I stop to think about it I’m like wow I am headlining on this great platform and women’s boxing is in such a great place right now.
‘I thank TopRank for giving me this opportunity and believing in me to not only sign me but to have me as the main event in Vegas on such a big weekend for boxing.’
She went on to add: ‘I think Las Vegas is great because it’s very close to LA. It means I can have my fans, friends and family drive out to support. It’s so close to home.
‘Vegas is just one the best places, or even the best place in the US to fight. The atmosphere is just crazy.
‘It’s very different to fighting in any other place in the US. I look forward to having more big fights in the US.’
When asked whether you felt under pressure to produce a sensational knockout given she is headlining the event, Estrada said: ‘That’s something I’m not thinking about.
‘I think every fight I am very hard on myself during training camp leading up to the fight no matter what.
‘Even early in my career when I was opening up the card or not even on the televised portion I would still mentally want to be at my best and put on a great performance so I’m just going to do the same thing that I’ve been doing and have the same mentality I have for every fight.
‘I’m not really thinking about the pressure of main-eventing. I am just going to go in there and implement all the things I’ve been working on.’
Estrada (pictured left) will take on Yudica on Saturday, July 28 in a hotly contested battle
However, Estrada did admit Yudica was not the opponent she had initially hoped for and revealed how she was planning to fight Yokasta Valley instead.
She told Mail Sport: ‘The Valley fight, that’s the fight I was hoping for. She was calling me out and saying that she wants to fight me and that I was afraid to fight her. But, once we sent the offer, they didn’t accept it for whatever reason it was.
‘I feel there is no excuse for them not to have accepted it. She said she wants the fight and I’ve been wanting the fight so we definitely need to make that fight next. There is no other fight that should be made for her other than me.
‘It’s frustrating. It’s definitely the frustrating side of boxing but she can run but she can’t hide for long. This fight is going to happen. We’ll keep working to get it made.
‘She has the perfect style for me to be myself. There are so many things I can do against her. I’ve fought opponents with much more difficult styles than she has.
‘Tina is one of the fighters that defeated her before because Tina’s style is very tough. Tina is one of those fighters that takes you to another level skillfully.
‘So going into this next fight, coming out of a fight with Tina, I’m able to flow a bit better and be a bit more free with my style.’