The hunger for glory explodes in her eye beyond any subsequent action. Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada has proven to be a powerful, tough and aggressive fighter. She won the World Boxing Association Interim Flyweight title on November 2nd, 2019 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas when she defeated Marlen Esparza by technical decision after nine explosive rounds.
Today, Estrada is undefeated in 18 fights, 8 of which she won by knockout. She has been in boxing since she was very young when she first tried it as a hobby and never stopped: She won the Junior Olympics with the U.S. team in 2006-07, the PAL Nationals in 2004-07, and the Ringside World Championships in 2004-07. At the age of 16, she became the number one US ranked female boxer by winning the 2009 National Championships in Colorado. She left the amateur field with a record of 97 wins and 4 losses. Despite being called up for the 2012 London Olympic qualifiers, she decided not to go and to become a professional.
Joe Estrada, Seniesa’s father and coach, moved to Los Angeles from Tijuana as a child and has admitted on several occasions to the press that his daughter’s dedication to boxing saved his life and gave him great motivation to stay on track, away from the vices he had acquired after many years of growing up in the streets with a gang. The sport also helped in the upbringing of Seniesa’s three brothers; Joey, Johnny and Frank.
Days ago, Super Bad posted in her Instagram account a picture of her writing, in which she reveals another of her passions that she confessed to us in a brief and friendly interview to get to know a little more about one of the boxers who wants to fight for all the belts today.
What’s it like to train with your dad?
Training with my dad is great. It’s always great to be around him and it made our relationship very strong. He trained me from the age of 8 to 16. He’s still in the gym with me every day to support and help me.
How do you remember your childhood?
My childhood wasn’t the easiest, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything because it made me who I am today. Going to L.A. East was hard and growing up with my divorced parents was hard at times too but boxing always made everything feel good.
How’s your relationship with your mom? Did she approve your decision to be a boxer?
My mom and I have a very close relationship. She didn’t want me to box as a child and I always hated it, but now she’s very happy with my success and is my biggest fan.
Do any of your three brothers box?
All my brothers used to box, but I was the only one who continued.
Why do you like Roy Jones Jr?
I love the speed, technique, defense and intelligence of Roy Jones Jr. in the ring. He is talented in many ways and has always inspired me to fight like him.
What does being a boxer mean to you?
Being a boxer means a lot to me. It’s important to inspire people and give hope to those who come from where I come from.
What are your dreams and goals?
My goal in boxing is to win all the major world titles at 105, 108 and also 112 pounds as part of my dream to retire as a multiple world champion in different weight divisions. Also, to become an author, open my own gym and start a career as an actress.
The fight with Esparza has positioned you at a high level. What would be the next opponent you would like to face?
After the Esparza fight, I’d like to face any 105 or 108 title holders.
In an interview in 2016, you said that you wanted to be the best in female boxing and not a woman who is good at boxing. Do you feel you have succeeded?
What do you think about the current situation of female boxing in your country and in the world?
I believe that women’s boxing is currently in an excellent position and will simply continue improving more and more. I’m excited about the future of female boxing.