Another unification match will be held in the first quarter of the 2023 boxing schedule.
BoxingScene.com has confirmed that a deal has been finalized for the WBA/WBC strawweight tie-fight between Ceniesa Estrada and Tina Luprecht. The fight will land on an ESPN-branded show, though the date and location are yet to be confirmed pending publication.
ESPN.com’s Michael Rothstein first reported the development. ESPN.com reported that his target date for the game is March 25. Top Rank, whose representatives were not in a position to comment as the fight has not yet been announced, is currently being held at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California. , rumored to be headlining that show, but he has yet to secure an opponent.
Estrada (23-0, 9 KOs) vowed to pave the way for undisputed championship status when he signed with Top Rank last summer after leaving Golden Boy promotion . Her first fight under her guidance for the new promotion took place on November 12th last year. East She is a Los Angeles native and incumbent in her 2nd division. Her WBA strawweight title list defends her crown with her 10-round victory over Jazmin Gala her Villarino at her ESPN+ show at The Palms in Las Vegas. Did.
The match was Estrada’s second title defense. Also, an 11-month out of the ring has also come to an end after a bitter split with Golden, who co-promotes IBF/WBO strawweight title-list Jocasta Valle (27-2-9 KOs) with Marv Nation. rice field.
Estrada and Valle have enjoyed many interactions through social media, but physical media is nowhere near crossing paths in the ring either.
The next best step is Estrada facing the final opponent to defeat the division’s top rival.
Ruprecht (12-0-1, 3KOs) outscored Valje for the interim WBC strawweight title bout in June 2018 over 10 rounds. The undefeated boxer from Augsburg, Germany was upgraded to the full title list shortly thereafter, making five successful defenses. Most recently, he beat Rocío Gaspard at Heilbronn on December 10th.
The next match against Estrada will be the 30-year-old Ruprecht’s American debut. Her only other career bout outside of Germany was her fourth professional fight when she fought in Tambov, Russia, which she won.
Estrada-Rupprecht continues the trend of top level fights following a blockbuster year for women in boxing.
The addition of this match indicates that there will be at least four unification matches in the next 90 days. And DAZN will be hosting his February 4th show at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, with Amanda Serrano-Erica Cruz (featherweight) and Alicia Baumgardner-Elhemme Mecaredo (junior lightweight) her two everyone. Featuring a recognized championship.
Jake Donovan is a Senior Writer at BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox