CSAC's Andy Foster regrets sanctioning 7-second boxing knockout: 'I kinda blew this one'
Like many, California State Athletic Commission executive officer Andy Foster didn’t enjoy Seniesa Estrada’s most recent win.
The WBC Silver light flyweight champion scored the fastest knockout in women’s boxing history last Friday, putting away Miranda Adkins seven seconds into their title bout in Indio, Calif. The fight streamed live on DAZN.
The video of the quick, vicious knockout went viral online and had many questioning the making of the contest, as it was a clear mismatch between a young world-class fighter and an older inexperienced woman.
Estrada is 28 years old and 19-0 her professional boxing career. She’s also a two-time junior Olympic national champion and U.S. champion.
Meanwhile, Adkins is a 42-year-old who didn’t take up boxing until a few years ago and had a record of 5-0 entering the fight.
“If I had to do it over again, I wouldn’t have approved that fight,” Foster told The Ring. “I have never denied a (WBC title fight).
“I certainly didn’t think (Adkins) was going to win the fight. But I thought it would go longer than seven seconds.”
Foster said he’s taking the situation as a lesson and welcomes the negative feedback. Ultimately, though, he leaves the situation unhappy that his commission sanctioned the contest.
“On paper, hindsight is 20-20 for everybody,” Foster said. “Now that we know the outcome, I think it’s fair to criticize me for approving that because I’m critical of myself. I kinda blew this one.”