Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada scores a “C” after claiming 22nd career victory
In Ramirez’s main co-event against Gonzalez, three-time world champion Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada (22-0, 9 KOs) maintained her WBA Minimumweight World title in a scheduled 10-round bout against fierce Maria “La. Unstoppable âSantizo (9-1, 5 KOs) of Guatemala City, Gua.
Both women came to win, as they quickly traded blows trying to find each other’s weaknesses. Estrada, had an easier time connecting and knocked down Santizo in the second round twice. Visibly rocked and saved by the bell, Santizo returned in the third round to try to establish domination. However, âSuper Badâ quickly stopped Santizo at 1:51 of the third round, winning the fight by knockout.
âI’m giving my performance a ‘C’ today because I was getting too far ahead of myself. I wanted the playoffs too early so I got caught a few times trying to set it up, âEstrada said. âShe was a tough fighter, she’s 9-0 with 5 KOs for a reason, so I knew she was coming to win. But I knew I had to stop it, I just had to be more patient. In 2022 I want to unify the division with a fight against IBF World Champion Yokasta Valle from Costa Rica.
âHonestly, I felt super prepared for this fight,â Santizo said. Seniesa, however, knew how to connect. We fell on the canvas but I feel good, I think maybe the stop was too early. But I defer to the referee who is there to protect our health. Now I have to go back to the gym, work out and wait for the next opportunity.
In the second televised fight of the night, rising super featherweight contender Lamont Roach, Jr. (22-1-1, 9 KOs) faced former world champion Rene “Gemelo” Alvarado (32-11, 21 KOs) in a 10- round bout for the vacant NABA Super Featherweight Championship. The fight was tied as the two fighters stepped forward and took turns exchanging blows. There were a few times when Roach, Jr. dealt heavy blows that rocked Alvarado; but the veteran warrior was strong and he returned eagerly. The fight went to the scorecards with 98-92, 100-90, and 98-92, all in favor of Roach, Jr.
âI feel good about this victory. I just beat a man who was a world champion two fights ago, âsaid Roach, Jr.â That’s the type of win I need to show I’m ready for a world title fight. . Rene Alvarado is a warrior, a tough guy I couldn’t take down, but I think we did our job today. I want the next champion, Roger Gutierrez.
” I do not know what to do. The job we did today was excellent, âsaid Alvarado. âOn my account, I believe the fight was mine. When I heard the unanimous decision, I knew it was fair, but when they said Roach, Jr.’s name, I couldn’t believe it. I know I won the fight.
2012 United States Olympic bronze medalist and current WBC flyweight world champion Marlen Esparza (11-1, 1 KOs) defended her world title, for the first time, in her home country against the veteran two-time world champion Anabel “Avispa” Ortiz (31-5, 4 KOs) from Mexico City, Mexico. âAvispaâ proved to be a tough fight for Esparza, as the 13-time world title defender brought in her experience and technical skills. Esparza, however, was not intimidated, as she pursued Ortiz and did not back down after Ortiz’s attacks. After an exciting fight between veteran warriors, the scorecards ruled in Esparza’s favor with scores of 100-88, 95-94, 99-90 to win the fight by unanimous decision.
âMy performance was good considering that I just came back after contracting Covid-19,â Esparza said. âI wanted to see what it would be like to come back and I can say there is some fatigue. We knew she was a counter-puncher, so we were prepared for it, but I can feel a little tired. Now that it’s over and I know what it feels like to come back, I want all the belts. I want Naoko Fujioka from Japan and just unify this division.
“I think I fought a great fight, just the referee didn’t favor me,” Ortiz said. âHe counted two slips that were obviously not rollovers, she pushed me. I’m very upset because they are putting somebody in the ring who doesn’t know how to do their job, especially when it comes to a world title fight. It is a disservice to sport. They took the victory from me.
Topping the fight card on the Golden Boy Fight Night on Facebook Watch are two undefeated fighters, Victor Morales (15-0-1, 8KO), Vancouver, WA and Rudy Garcia (12-0-1, 2KO) of Los Angeles, CA, both put their unbeaten records on the line in a thrilling 10-round featherweight bout for the vacant WBC International Featherweight title. The two fighters traded evenly, both landing heavy shots to the face and body. Neither combatant backed down, both advanced trying to take down their opponent. The crowd loved their style as they cheered on both fighters and gave them a standing ovation at the end of the 10th round. In the end, the judges decided the fight was a draw, with scores of 96-94, 93-97, 95-95.
âI’m really upset with the decision because I feel like I won this fight,â Garcia said. âMorales is a good fighter, I know him from the amateur world, but I think I got the victory in the end. I really want the second leg to prove that I won this fight.
âI feel like I won the fight. I feel like I broke it from the start, âMorales said. âYes, we were affected. I have things to work on, but I still feel like I won this fight. Then let’s do the rematch, go back and prove who’s the best. “
Luis Hernandez (21-2, 19 KOs) of Chihuahua, Mexico, faced Ruslan Madiyev (14-2, 5 KOs) of Indio, CA in a 10-round super lightweight bout. The fight lasted the distance as the two fighters came and went with Madiyev dictating the pace of the fight. Madiyev, was relentless in his pursuit of Hernandez, and he delivered some powerful blows that rocked Hernandez. But Hernandez didn’t want to fall, he showed a lot of heart in trying to keep Madiyev at bay. The scorecards didn’t lie, awarding the victory to Madiyev by unanimous decision with scores of 91-99, 92-98, 91-98.
âI had seen footage of Hernandez’s previous fights and noticed that he was keeping his left hand down,â Madiyev said. âSo I made sure to prepare and attack with that right hook, and kept catching it. I’m very proud of my team for the incredible preparation, and I can’t wait to get back on the ring and fight for a title soon.
Rising welterweight star Raul “Cugar” Curiel (11-0, 9 KOs) of Tamaulipas, Mexico, was scheduled to fight in 10 rounds for the NABF welterweight title against Kendo Castaneda of San Antonio (17-5, 8 KO). Curiel, who trained with Hall of Fame coach Freddy Roach, really got smart in the ring as he unleashed heavy shots at Castaneda, knocking him down in the third round. Castaneda, coached by San Antonio boxing star Jesse James Leija, quickly recovered and aggressively pursued Curiel. The crowd erupted into a war of cheers cheering on âCougarâ from other Kendos as the two fighters exchanged blows. However, Curiel dealt CastaÃ±eda a devastating blow in the seventh round by winning the fight by knockout.
âI’m very happy to be in Texas and make my first title defense in front of my family. Castaneda was a strong opponent, but I’m happy that we were able to show all of our hard work and take the victory. It was one of my best performances and I’m so happy to be able to share it with everyone, âsaid Curiel.
The second fight of the night featured the muscular prospect of Zurdo Promotions, John “Scrappy” Ramirez (8-0, 7 KOs) of Los Angeles taking on Miguel Rebullosa (4-13, 5 KOs) of Coahuila de Zaragosa, Mexico. in a bantamweight fight in 4 rounds. ‘Scrappy’ flaunted his skill level in the ring as he knocked down Rebullosa three times in the second round, winning the bout by TKO at 2:22 of the round.
Opening the event at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, “Slick” Nick Sullivan (5-0, 1 KO) of Norfolk, VA, faced Erick Benitez (2-2, 1 KO) of Guadalajara, Mexico, in a 4 -Round light event. The fight went the distance as both prospects often found themselves entangled as they tried to find their shots. The scorecards showed 39-37 of the three judges ruling in favor of Sullivan, winning the bout by unanimous decision.
Zurdo vs. Gonzalez was a 12-round fight for the WBA Light Heavyweight World Eliminator title presented by Golden Boy in association with Zurdo Promotions. The event was sponsored by Hennessy âNever Stop. Never Settle âandâ BetOnline – Your Experts in Online Sports Betting â. The fight will take place on Saturday, December 18 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX and will be broadcast live exclusively on DAZN worldwide.