If you followed the arc of women’s boxing it’s easy to trace because of television. Basically female prizefighting has been nonexistent on TV.
Not since Laila Ali was the main event against Christy Martin in 2003 when their clash was televised on pay-per-view had any female boxing event in North America been the headlining event. Then last year Claressa Shields ended the 14-year drought.
On Friday it happens again.
East L.A.’s Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada (11-0, 2 KOs) meets Mexico’s Sonia Osorio in the main event on Friday March 16 at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles. The Golden Boy Promotions card has been a long time coming. It will be televised by Estrella TV and streamed on RingTV.Live.
Golden Boy’s Eric Gomez said it was the right time.
“Golden Boy Promotions is working to be at the forefront of women’s boxing. We have three female fighters signed, and two of them will headline back-to-back events,” said Gomez the Golden Boy president. “We’re excited to see where this takes us.”
This is history-making.
To read more about Seniesa Estrada and her big breakthrough,
Antonio Orozco returns after a short recess.
San Diego’s Orozco traveled to Zapopan, Mexico where he trained along with WBO featherweight titlist Oscar Valdez who successfully defended his title this past weekend. Now it’s Orozco’s turn.
“I feel great. It was the best training camp. All I did was spend time on training and concentrate on boxing,” said Orozco “It was like a real training camp.”
Orozco (26-0, 17 KOs) was unable to make weight in his last scheduled fight on an HBO fight card. It was a devastating moment for the 30-year-old father of four. He was forced to pull out of the televised fight so he wanted to put 100 percent on training.
“It was my first time being away from my family,” said Orozco while at the Legendz Gym in Norwalk recently. “I want to take full responsibility for not making weight. That’s why I had to do it. I still have my goal of being a world champion.”
Others appearing on the Belasco fight card are prospects Edgar Valerio, Blair Cobbs and others. Doors open on Friday at 5 p.m.
Women take center stage again on St. Patrick’s Day as two female bouts headline the All Star Boxing card at Commerce Casino in Commerce, Calif. on Saturday March 17.
Lightweight standout Lisa Porter (1-1-1) a former amateur star faces Kazakhstan’s Aida Satybaldinova (0-0) a national champion in her country who is making her pro debut.
Also, undefeated bantamweight sensation Adelaida “La Cobra” Ruiz (3-0) fights debuting Brenda Enriquez in a four round fight.
Both of these female fights should be explosive.
The main event will be Edward Ceballos (7-1-1) meeting Ryan Allen (4-1-1) in a six round super bantamweight clash. Five other bouts are scheduled on the heavy duty boxing card.
The city of Commerce is located near East Los Angeles near the Interstate-5 Freeway. Parking is free.
For more information call (323) 816-6200. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Photo credit: Al Applerose
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