Note From The Editor: This is a Special Alert to all Boxing fans from East L.A. and Beyond! Another big “Fight Night” is coming very, very fast this Saturday, May 16th, so please include in your weekend sports plan, a trip to Inglewood’s Fabulous Forum and witness East L.A.’s very own, Seniesa Estrada vs. Carly Batey (England) in a flyweight bout on HBO’s World Championship Boxing card. The main event will feature Gennady “GGG” Golovkin vs. Willie Monroe, Jr. as they do battle for the World’s Middleweight Championship. Seniesa’s bout will NOT be televised, so please come out and support our rising young star from the Barrio.
Seniesa (3-0-0/1 KO) is energized, well-trained, and ready-to-go for one of the biggest events in her young professional boxing career. It’s the right time to become a big Seniesa fan and supporter as she readies for only her fourth pro bout. There’s a very bright future for this outstanding and dedicated fighter who’s been working at the art of the “sweet science” since the early age of 8 when she first climbed into the boxing ring at the fabled Hollenbeck Youth Center. She concluded her amateur career with an eye-opening record of (97-4). She’s already been compared to the MMA’s Ronda Rousey as the new class of women athletes who can compete at the highest level while displaying the courage, knowledge, skills, and abilities to make a remarkable impact in their respective sports.
We’ve included a quote on the current state of women’s boxing in the United States from Seniesa. It’s taken taken from the fight’s promotional press release issued by publicist, Lorin Chvotkin. “I’m working very hard in the gym, and I’ve built a great team around me. My success depends on the work I do, both inside and outside the gym, plus the support I receive from the boxing fans, significant promoters, and the major networks. I have put fifteen years of hard work into women’s boxing. Ronda Rousey has become a star in the UFC, and I believe those same accomplishments are possible in professional boxing. It has been very difficult finding fight opportunities in the U.S. Every week, there are boxing cards all over the country, however, few have women featured on them. In almost every boxing gym, you can find women training along with the men.” Let’s hope and pray that the ball continues to keep rolling “hard and fast” for Seniesa. Rico Cabrera, Sr./Editor, EastLASportsScene.Com
Tickets for the fight can be purchased on-line at www.ticketmaster.com or charged by phone at +1 (800) 745-3000. Easily follow Seniesa on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Twitter.
Credits: Photo Gallery pictures, Team Estrada; HBO Fight Poster, HBO Sports; Press Release, Lorin Chvotkin.
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