The concerns raised by Seniesa Estrada have been heard loud and clear by the top brass at Golden Boy Promotions.

However, there exists confusion as to how things managed to reach this point.

East Los Angeles’ Estrada (22-0, 9KOs) has been vocal in recent weeks in her displeasure over the pay offered for her next ring appearance. A fight date is not yet established for the two-division and reigning WBA strawweight titlist, who last fought in a fourth-round knockout over Marie Santizo in San Antonio. Estrada remains uncertain of when she will return to the ring, noting that she needs to straighten things out with Golden Boy with whom she signed in 2018.

Those on the other end of the conversation hope it’s as easy as correcting that one part.

“I can assure you, there is no dispute on our end,” Eric Gomez, president of Golden Boy, told in response to a recently published story citing Estrada’s frustrations over her current inactivity. “We’ve offered her a couple of fight dates and we are waiting to hear back from her. We have a show coming up (on May 14) where she was offered to appear but she passed up the fight.

“We are now waiting to hear if she wants to fight on our July show. We’re not going to negotiate through the media, that is not how we operate. But she has our offer for the fight which we believe is very fair and beyond her best payday. It’s up to her to decide.”

Estrada is one of three current primary titleholders on the Golden Boy roster, joined by longtime rival and lineal/WBA/WBC flyweight champion Marlen Esparza (11-1, 2KOs) and WBA junior lightweight titlist Roger Gutierrez. Golden Boy also promotes secondary junior bantamweight titlist Joshua Franco (18-1-2, 8KOs) and interim WBC junior flyweight titlist McWilliams Arroyo (21-4, 16KOs).

Venezuela’s Gutierrez is currently in talks to next face mandatory challenger Hector Luis Garcia, while Franco awaits a firm date and location for his title consolidation clash with lineal/WBA “Super” junior bantamweight champ Juan Francisco Estrada (42-3, 28KOs).

Arroyo is locked in for a title consolidation rematch with Julio Cesar Martinez (18-2, 14KOs) on a June 25 Matchroom Boxing card in San Antonio. Esparza is coming off a career-best win from a different part of San Antonio, outpointing Japan’s legendary Naoko Fujioka over ten rounds to unify the WBA and WBC flyweight titles on April 9 at Alamodome, a fight for which Estrada served as part of the DAZN broadcast team.

Estrada’s last two fights came in supporting capacity to shows headlined by Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez, including her WBO junior flyweight title winning effort over Tsunami Tenkai last July 9 at Banc of California Stadium in L.A. The two paired up again for a December 18 show at AT&T Center in San Antonio, with Estrada scoring a knockout win to cap a Fighter-of-the-Year nominated 2021 ring campaign.

Golden Boy hoped to have Estrada as part of the May 14 show headlined by Mexico’s Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez (43-0, 29KOs) in a WBA light heavyweight title eliminator versus Germany’s Dominic Boesel (32-2, 12KOs) at Toyota Arena in Ontario, California. An offer only described by Gomez as “generous” was rejected by Estrada, who feels her price tag should match her pound-for-pound talent.

The hope now is to get her back in the ring for a July show in the works. Golden Boy wouldn’t commit to the lineup, although unbeaten lightweight contender Ryan Garcia (22-0, 18KOs) let it slip while in attendance for the Katie Taylor-Amanda Serrano blockbuster event at Madison Square Garden that he plans to return July 16. Estrada was also in town for the superfight, having stated a timeframe of “by July” for her next fight.

It seems that everyone is in agreement on the timeline. The hard part is still ahead, though Golden Boy remains hopeful it’s as simple as coming home and putting pen to paper.

“We’re very proud of everything Seniesa has accomplished. We’re all from ‘East Los’ and it means a lot that she won her first two world titles with us” notes Gomez. “We want her to be a part of our July show, but we can’t make her fight. It’s not like we are not being fair, but it’s up to her to decide if she’s ready to return. The offer is there whenever she wants it.”

Jake Donovan is a senior writer for Twitter: @JakeNDaBox