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Estrada Defends WBA Title Against Santizo, #1 Contender

Champion’s First Title Defense & First Bout Since Early July

Above: Maria "La Imparable" Santizo shown during a workout in her training camp for this Saturday's title fight against defending Minimum Weight Champion, Seniesa Estrada. The bout will available to all DAZN subscribers. (Photo Credit): Mario Serrano, The Boxing Publicist/For Team Santizo

 (East Los Angeles, CA) December 15, 2021 [From The Editor’s Desk]: Women’s high media-profiled Professional Boxing returns to center stage in the great state of Texas this Saturday, December 18th in the City of San Antonio, world renown for its beautiful “Riverwalk,” when defending WBA Champion, Seniesa (“Super Bad”) Estrada, out of East L.A., steps into the ring against the #1 contender, Maria (“La Imparable” – “The Unstoppable”) Santizo, from Guatemala. This bout will go into the annals of professional boxing as a first and historic event. (Read more in the press announcement below).

Here is the full Press Release as received from Mario Serrano, “The Boxing Publicist,” Las Vegas Nevada. Also, below, please see more training photos of Santizo in her training camp in our photo gallery.


LAS VEGAS (December 13, 2021) – Undefeated Guatemalan star and WBA #1 ranked minimumweight contender, Maria “La Imparable” Santizo (9-0, 5 KOs), is looking to dethrone Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada (21-0, 8 KOs) for her WBA Title in the co-feature attraction this Saturday December 18th, on the Gilberto Ramirez vs. Yunieski Gonzalez card. The 10-round bout, promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, will be streamed “Live” exclusively on DAZN and takes place at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX.

Here is what Santizo had to say about her recent training camp, her matchup with Estrada, and more.

 {On her recent training camp}:

“I’m wrapping up the final days of training camp here in Las Vegas and I couldn’t ask for a better situation then what I’m experiencing right now. The sparring has been spectacular and the high elevation workouts have been fabulous. I feel strong and I’m going to be at my very best on Saturday.”

(Photo Gallery Credit): Mario Serrano, The Boxing Publicist/For Team Santizo

{On her matchup with Estrada}:

“To be honest with you, Estrada has never been in the ring with a fighter of my caliber. My record doesn’t show any high-level opponents but believe me, I’m a warrior with a lot of skills and determination. This will be the fight that the world will see what kind of athlete I am. Estrada is a great champion, but she’s in trouble, because I’m coming to dethrone her.”


{On fighting for her first world title}:

“I’ve worked my whole life for this opportunity and I’m grateful for everyone who has helped me along the way. Coming from Guatemala, I take great pride representing my country men and women, and on Saturday night the first ever women’s world champion boxer will be crowned.”

{On fighting in 3-minutes rounds}:

“Fighting in 3-minute rounds is crucial to the sport of women’s boxing. We deserve to fight at the same standards of the men, just like professional MMA. All women’s fights should be 3-minute rounds, especially if both fighters agree to it, as both Seniesa and myself have done for this fight.  The fans want to see knockouts and I know fighting 3-minute rounds will accomplish that.”

{On what a win will do for her career}:

“A victory against Estrada will solidify me as one of the best female fighters in the world. In addition, a victory will bring a lot of attention to my country and hope to those struggling to make it in the sport of boxing. I want to inspire all my people and win this world title for them.”

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