Boxer Tina Rupprecht lost her WBC minimumweight title in the unification bout in Fresno, California.
The 30-year-old conceded the first defeat of her career against WBA champion Seniesa Estrada (30) in front of more than 10,000 spectators. The judgment of the judges was unanimous for the American.
Rupprecht, who teaches part-time sports at a secondary school in Zusmarshausen near Augsburg, has been a professional since 2013 and has held the title of the WBC association since 2018. Rupprecht had no chance against Estrada, who celebrated her 24th victory in the 24th professional fight. “I controlled her right hand and took her only weapon,” said the winner, who is now aiming for the IBF and WBO titles.
The 1.53 m tall and 47 kg heavy Rupprecht, despite her 12 wins in 13 professional fights (one draw), went into the fight as an underdog, which was broadcast live by the TV sports channel ESPN in the USA, Canada and throughout Latin America. “I’ve never boxed in such a huge hall, but I’m trying to hide it,” Rupprecht said before the fight, which she ultimately lost 90-100.