VS
Oct 29 2022
Saturday

Pechanga Arena, San Diego, United States

12 round contest @ Lightweight
32-2-1
UD 12

Score cards

  • 109-119
  • 109-119
  • 110-118
UD 12
26-0-0

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The tape

30
Age
27
5' 6" / 168 cm
Height
5' 9" / 175 cm
64.2" / 163 cm
Reach
69.7" / 177 cm
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Tape record

UDUDMDUDMD
Form
UDKOKOTKOKO
32
Wins
26
15
By KO
23
47
KO%
88
2
Loses
0
1
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2015

Tape rankings @ Lightweight

6
The Ring
7
10
WBA
8
6
WBC
13
-
WBO
6
-
IBF
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Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz vs William Zepeda report


Who won Diaz vs Zepeda?

William Zepeda beat Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday, October 29th, 2022, at Pechanga Arena, San Diego.

The scorecards were announced as 119-109, 119-109, 118-110 in favor of winner William Zepeda.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 kg).

The undercard featured the clash of Rocha vs Campos.

Diaz vs Zepeda stats

Back in October 2022, Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz stepped into the ring with a record of 32 wins, 2 losses, and 1 draw, 15 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

William Zepeda made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 26 wins and 0 draws, with 23 of those by knockout.

The stats suggested Zepeda had a massive power advantage over Diaz, boasting a 88% knockout percentage compared to Diaz's 47%.

Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz was the older man by 3 years, at 30 years old.

Zepeda had a height advantage of 3 inches over Diaz. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.

Both Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz and William Zepeda fought out of a southpaw stance.

Diaz was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 2 years and 10 months earlier than Zepeda, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 179 more professional rounds, totaling 314 compared to Zepeda's 135.

Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz went into the fight ranked number 10 by the WBA, and 6 by the WBC at lightweight.

William Zepeda was ranked number 8 by the WBA, 13 by the WBC, and 6 by the WBO in the 135lb division.

Diaz vs Zepeda form

Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Devin Haney on December 4, 2021, by unanimous decision in their WBC World Lightweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Nevada, United States.

Prior to that, he had beaten Javier Fortuna on July 9, 2021, by unanimous decision in their WBC Interim World Lightweight championship fight at Banc of California Stadium, California.

Going into that contest, he had drawn with Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov on February 13, 2021, by majority draw in their 12 round contest in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.

Before that, he had won against Tevin Farmer on January 30, 2020, by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Meridian at Island Gardens, Florida.

He had beaten Jesus Cuadro on September 21, 2019, by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Auditorio del Estado, Baja California, Mexico.

Zepeda remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Rene Alvarado on May 14, 2022, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Toyota Arena, California, United States.

Prior to that, he had defeated Yerel Siezar on February 19, 2022, by knockout in the 3rd round at Plaza Monumental, Baja California, Mexico.

Going into that contest, he had won against John Vincent Moralde on November 13, 2021, by knockout in the 4th round at Honda Center, California, United States.

Before that, he had defeated Hector Tanajara on July 9, 2021, by technical knockout in the 6th round at Banc of California Stadium, California.

He had beaten Roberto Ramirez on November 19, 2020, by knockout in the 5th round at Wild Card Boxing, California.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, William Zepeda had been fighting more than Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz.

Going into this contest, Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz had last fought 10 months and 25 days ago, while William Zepeda's last outing had been 5 months and 15 days ago.

Diaz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 8 days, which means he had been fighting approximately every 7 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 12 rounds on average.

Zepeda's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.6 rounds on average.

What time did Diaz vs Zepeda start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Pechanga Arena, San Diego, United States, which was around 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.

Who broadcast Diaz vs Zepeda?

The DAZN show began at 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST. The DAZN Global broadcast of the card started at 1:00 AM (BST).

What were the odds on Diaz vs Zepeda?

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