Seniesa Estrada- Leonela Yudica: How To Watch & Start Time

07/28/2023 - No comments

Powerhouse Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada is all set to put her WBC and WBA minimumweight world titles on the line against Argentina’s ex-champion Leonela Yudica. This event will take place on Friday, July 28, in the Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, and LIVE on ESPN+ at 7:30 pm ET.

The 10-round junior lightweight event will also feature a fight between the undefeated Las Vegas native Andres “Savage” Cortes and Sacramento-born contender Xavier Martinez.

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You can catch every moment of the Estrada-Yudica fight, streamed live and exclusive to U.S. viewers on ESPN+.

Estrada (24-0, 9 KOs), a 12-year pro, has shown her class across three weight divisions. After outpunching Marlen Esparza in 2019 for the WBA interim flyweight title, she added the WBA minimumweight and WBO light flyweight titles to her belt collection, defeating Anabel Ortiz and Tenkai Tsunami. Following a near year-long hiatus, she returned to the ring in 2022 to close out Jazmin Gala Villarino, and added the WBC belt to her tally with a win over the previously undefeated Tina Rupprecht.

Yudica (19-1-3, 1 KO), who started her pro career in April 2012, earned the IBF flyweight title with a hard-fought split decision victory over Gabriela Bouvier. Yudica, hailing from San Juan, Argentina, defended her title seven times and only recently tasted defeat to Arely Muciño in October 2022. She’s coming back fresh from a 10-round decision win over Tamara Elisabet Demarco.

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Cortes (19-0, 10 KOs), having bested Teofimo Lopez twice as an amateur, has been a pro for seven years. He’s known for thrilling bouts and will be looking to continue his unbeaten streak against Martinez (18-1, 12 KOs), who is eager to bounce back after an 11-month break and establish his place in the junior lightweight title conversation.

The undercard will host two tight contests with talent from four different Latin American countries.

Abraham “El Super” Nova from Puerto Rico will lock horns with Colombian ex-world champion Jonathan Romero. Nova, based in Albany, New York, experienced his first defeat in June 2022 against the current world champion Robeisy Ramirez but bounced back with a win over Adam Lopez. Romero, having captured the IBF junior featherweight title in 2013, has been undefeated since losing the title to Kiko Martinez.

Dominican Olympian Rohan “El Rayo” Polanco will face Panamanian contender Cesar “Rainman” Francis in a junior welterweight bout. After a slight setback in Tokyo 2021, Polanco has continued his pro career with a win against Ricardo Quiroz. Francis will aim to bounce back from his recent loss to Jesus Saracho.

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Also featured on the ESPN+ undercard is a lightweight match between U.S. Olympian Karlos Balderas and Philadelphia’s Nahir Albright.

Former amateur sensation Charlie Sheehy will enter the ring in a lightweight contest, and power-punching Japanese southpaw Subaru Murata is set to showcase his skills in a junior featherweight duel.

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Full Card:

  • (ESPN+ 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT)

        •  Seniesa Estrada 104.4 lbs vs. Leonela Yudica 103.7 lbs
    (Estrada’s WBC & WBA Minimumweight World Titles— 10 Rounds)

       •   Andres Cortes 130 lbs vs. Xavier Martinez 129.7 lbs
    (Junior Lightweight — 10 Rounds)

    •    Karlos Balderas 135.9 lbs vs. Nahir Albright 134.1 lbs 
    (Lightweight — 8 Rounds)

    •   Rohan Polanco 142.9 lbs vs. Cesar Francis 141.8 lbs 
    (Junior Welterweight — 8 Rounds)

    •    Abraham Nova 130.8 lbs vs. Jonathan Romero 130.8 lbs 
    (Junior Lightweight — 10 Rounds)

    •    Subaru Murata 121.5 lbs vs. Juan Centeno 123.3 lbs 
    (Junior Featherweight — 6 Rounds)

    •    Dante Benjamin Jr. 170.1 lbs vs. William Langston 171.9 lbs 
    (Light Heavyweight — 6 Rounds)

    •    Charlie Sheehy 134.5 lbs vs. Kaylyn Alfred 133.4 lbs 
    (Lightweight — 6 Rounds)