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Costa Rica's Yokasta Valle to Battle Seniesa Estrada in Historic Undisputed Minimumweight Showdown

LOS ANGELES (March 18, 2024) — WBO/IBF minimumweight world champion Yokasta Valle is poised to etch her name in the annals of boxing history for Costa Rica, but her path to glory faces a formidable obstacle in the form of fellow pound-for-pound standout Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada, in a rivalry that has escalated into personal vendetta.

Valle is slated to clash with WBC/WBA/Ring Magazine world champion Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada in an eagerly awaited undisputed minimumweight showdown on Friday, March 29 at Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona. The high-stakes encounter between Valle and Estrada will serve as the co-main event alongside the 12-round junior lightweight main event featuring former two-weight world champion Oscar Valdez and one-time world title challenger Liam Wilson.

The Valdez-Wilson and Estrada-Valle matchups headline a stacked card available for streaming exclusively in the U.S. on ESPN+. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with No Limit Boxing, tickets are now on sale via Ticketmaster.com.

Valle (30-2, 9 KOs) has carved her path to greatness with relentless determination, capturing the vacant IBF atomweight world title in December 2016 and later ascending to the IBF minimumweight throne in August 2019 by dethroning Joana Pastrana. With the addition of the WBO title in September 2022 after defeating Thi Thu Nhi Nguyen, Valle has fortified her position as a unified champion, defending her titles successfully four times, including a notable decision win over Anabel Ortiz in November. Meanwhile, Estrada (25-0, 9 KOs), a veteran of 13 years in the pro ranks and a two-weight world champion, seeks to settle a long-standing rivalry by unifying the division.

In a recent training session at Wild Card Boxing Club, Valle shared her thoughts on the impending clash:

“This fight is very important because becoming undisputed champion is a dream of mine and because I’d be making history for Costa Rica and for all Latinos. It’s also important because of the many years of effort in putting women’s boxing where it is now.”

“If she’s not concentrated on this fight and is thinking about other things that have nothing to do with it, then it can be to my advantage. If when she steps into the ring she’s thinking about my trainer or about something else, then I feel she will be distracted.”

“You will see the best version of me in this fight. I’m aggressive, and I’m a warrior. When the bell rings, I like to throw lots of punches. So you will see a Yokasta who is very aggressive and who will throw lots of punches, to the point where she won’t know where they are coming from!”

“My coach {Gloria Alvarado} knows her really well. But aside from that, I have an advantage because she is also an excellent trainer. It’s because of that and not because she’s known her since she was a kid. She knows how to work with me. We have a great connection.”

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