A woman who can generate the same effect with different gestures: a compelling smile and a shrewd look. In seconds, in either way, she can cut the breath of anyone who stands in front of her.
Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada said in 2020, when she achieved the fastest knockout in the women’s boxing history, seven seconds, that she was determined to win all the belts in different categories.
She currently holds the World Boxing Association Interim Flyweight belt and this Saturday she will seek the 105-pound belt against Mexican Anabel Ortiz in Texas.
Her fascination for boxing began at a very young age when she watched fights on TV with her father Joe Estrada, who would later take her to a gym. At the age of eight, she decided she was going to be a boxer as she made the youngnents cry when she climbed into the ring with her headgear and big gloves that turned her little hands into hammers.
Seniesa grew up on East Los Angeles streets. There where gangs vices that made her parents not the best examples for the young girl who channeled her experiences into something positive, inspiring her family to change their lives: “If it wasn’t for boxing I don’t know where I would be, probably on drugs”, said Joe, who passed on his love for boxing to his daughter and accompanies her closely in every stage of her life.
Super Bad always remembers with pride her Mexican roots and feels that this is also part of who she is as a boxer in the present. She adds her admiration for Roy Jones Jr: “I love Roy Jones Jr.’s speed, technique, defense and intelligence in the ring. He is talented in many ways and I have always been inspired to fight like him,” said the East LA-born boxer in 2020, who, after her battle with Olympic medalist Marlen Esparza, assured that she will be consecrated in the lower weight categories.