Seniesa Estrada lived up to her “Super Bad” ring moniker from the ring walk all the way to the final punch thrown.
The unbeaten East Los Angeles native blasted out Miranda Adkins just seven seconds into their junior flyweight bout Friday evening at a crowdless Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California.
A barrage of punches left Adkins flat on her back, prompting referee Edward Hernandez Sr. to wave off the contest without issuing a count. The bout marks the quickest knockout in female boxing history.
Estrada’s adventurous ringwalk lasted longer than the bout itself. Coming in complete with a cape to the tunes of Alicia Keys’ iconic ‘Girl On Fire,” the 28-year old contender was eager to make her way to the ring for the first time in eight month.
Once the bell rang, that enthusiasm spilled into her fists.
A rapid fire combination immediately caught the attention of Kansas’ Adkins (5-1, 5KOs), who came in as a late replacement of an injured Jacky Calvo—Estrada’s original opponent both for this show and when they were due to fight in March prior to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Calvo was forced off of the show due to a knee injury. Adkins was the most approvable opponent that could be found on short notice.
“I give her so much respect. She’s the one who stepped up and took the fight,” Estrada (19-0, 8KOs) told DAZN’s Beto Duran after the quick hit. “I knew I had more experience than her.”
It was evident in Adkins’ record, having beaten five opponents who had never won a fight, including four making their pro debut. The richly experienced Estrada sensed it, catching Adkins clean with a combo before four more clean shots closed the show. Adkins—a 42-year old cancer survivor—fell straight back, laying under the bottom rope as the fight was instantly waved off and medical assistance requested.
“Once I went in there, I let my punches go and couldn’t stop,” noted Estrada. “She’s in there to hurt me as well so I went for the knockout.”
The win is Estrada’s first since a technical decision win over longtime heated rival Marlen Esparza last November in Las Vegas. A rematch isn’t out of the question, although she has loftier goals in mind.
“I want all the champions. I’m ready for it,” insists Estrada. “I want all of the champions. 105 pounds, 108 pounds, even 112 pounds. Any champion that wants to fight next.”
The bout served in supporting capacity to the evening’s headlining act between unbeaten welterweight Vergil Ortiz Jr. (15-0, 15KOs) and Canada’s Samuel Vargas (31-5-2, 14KOs).
Jake Donovan is a senior writer for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox