Yokasta Valle defeated Jessica Basulto over the weekend in her homeland of Costa Rica defending her IBF and WBO titles, the same night as Seniesa Estrada became a two-belt champion in her own right in Fresno, California. Estrada won the WBC strawweight title while defending her WBA title. Now the two seem to be on a collision course for this summer.
After Estrada won her bout on ESPN, she wasted no time stating she wants to fight all the champions, and those words were echoed by Valle after her win.
“Let’s go get the unification and those other two belts,” said Valle to a slew of faithful fans who rallied behind her once she made this declaration. “The titles stayed here tonight and I’m bringing the other two back to Costa Rica.”
Valle has gone on an impressive run, unifying world titles in two different divisions, making seven straight world title defense and winning fourteen consecutive fights. In 2022, only the most hardcore of hardcore fight fans knew who Valle was, now she is one of the more high-profile MarvNation/Golden Boy Promotions fighters, drawing big numbers when she fights in Costa Rica.
In an exclusive interview with this reporter, Estrada spoke on her hopes of an undisputed bout between herself and Valle occurring this summer with a dream scenario being in the Los Angeles, California area. It is probably not luck that Estrada also targeted Rupprecht for her title, but also for the fact that she holds a win over Valle.
“I think Tina [Rupprecht] is tougher than Yoka [Valle],” said Estrada when asked about comparing Rupprecht to Valle. “As far as Yoka [Valle] I am not really concerned about her style…I am going to show that with every performance, especially with this performance, I am going to show I am just on a different level, compared to everyone else who is in my weight division.”