Results / Photos: Seniesa Estrada Unifies Minimumweight Titles

By Top Rank - 03/26/2023 - Comments

Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada (24-0, 9 KOs) got one step closer to becoming undisputed champion by unifying the WBA and WBC minimumweight world titles with a dominant unanimous decision victory over “Tiny” Tina Rupprecht (12-1-1, 3 KOs).

Estrada controlled each round by using a quick jab and by constantly switching stances. The 30-year-old native of East Los Angeles also picked spots where she would work on the inside, landing a hard body shot or two before slipping the side to avoid any counters.

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Rupprecht tried to land her signature right hand and was successful at times, but not nearly enough to faze her opponent. All three judges scored it a shutout, 100-90.

Estrada said, “This training camp was more mentally tough than it was physically. I showed it in the ring by sticking to my game plan and using my jab. I always want to give an entertaining fight, but I knew that with an opponent like Tina, I had to use my jab because she is a short fighter who stays very low. And when you fight fighters like that, you have to use your jab and stick to a game plan.

“I want to tell the other champion at 105 pounds [Yokasta Valle] that I’m whooping you next. You can get it next. I am the best in this division, and I know it. I want to prove it by becoming undisputed.”

Heavyweights: Antonio “El Gigante” Mireles (7-0, 6 KOs) went the distance for the first time in his career as he defeated Patrick Mailata (6-2, 3 KOs) by six-round split decision. Mailata dropped Mireles in the third round after a right hand to the temple wobbled him, but the native of Des Moines, Iowa, was able to recover. Mireles rebounded in the later rounds, landing shots from a distance. One judge scored it 57-56 for Mailata, while the other two rendered identical scores of 57-56 for Mireles.

Lightweights: Raymond “Danger” Muratalla (17-0, 14 KOs) overcame an early knockdown to stop Humberto Galindo (14-3-1, 11 KOs) via knockout in the ninth round. In the opening round, Galindo landed a two-punch combination that floored Muratalla. However, the native of Fontana, California, got back up to drop Galindo in the fourth round with a body shot. Galindo recovered, but Muratalla took over, stopping him with another shot to the body.

Lightweights: Charlie Sheehy (6-0, 4 KOs) of Brisbane, California, defeated Angel Rebollar (6-2, 3 KOs) via six-round unanimous decision. Rebollar fought aggressively in every round, but Sheehy’s footwork and one-two combinations were too much for the Los Angeles native to overcome. Scores58-56 and 60-54 2x.

Light Flyweights: Jessie James Guerrero (3-0-2, 3 KOs), the fighting nephew of former world champion Robert Guerrero, was held to a four-round majority draw against fellow California native Eduardo Alvarez (0-2-1). The judges scored the action-packed fight 40-36 Guerrero and 38-38-2x.

Junior Welterweights: Ricardo Ruvalcaba (8-0-1, 7 KOs) made short work of Marco Antonio Cardenas (9-8-1, 4 KOs), stopping the Oregon native with a left hook to the body in the opening round. Ruvalcaba, from Ventura, California, has won three straight by KO. Time of stoppage: 2:59.

Junior Featherweights: Subaru Murata (4-0, 4 KOs) scored a first-round stoppage over Jose Negrete (2-2, 2 KOs). The southpaw Murata dropped Negrete with a straight left hand. Negrete rose to his feet on weak legs, and referee Ron Scott Stevens waved it off.

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