Pedraza vs Zepeda Info
Jose Zepeda beat Jose Pedraza by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 14th September 2019 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 93-97, 93-97, 93-97 in favor of winner Jose Zepeda.
The fight took place over rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Pedraza vs Zepeda stats
Jose Pedraza stepped into the ring with a record of 26 wins, 2 loses and draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jose Zepeda made his way to the ring with a record of 30 wins, 2 loses and draws, with 25 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Zepeda had a massive power advantage over Pedraza, boosting at 83% knock out percentage over Pedraza's 50%.
Jose Pedraza was the same age as Jose Zepeda, at 31 years old.
Pedraza had a height advantage of 1 inch over Zepeda. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Jose Pedraza fought out of the orthodox stance, while Jose Zepeda was a southpaw.
Pedraza was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 1 year and 1 month later than Zepeda, who’s first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 79 more professional rounds, 220 to Zepeda's 141.
Jose Zepeda was ranked number 9 by the WBC in the 135lb division.
Pedraza vs Zepeda form
Pedraza had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Antonio Lozada Jr on 25th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Osceola Heritage Park, Florida, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Vasyl Lomachenko on 8th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Lightweight, WBO World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Going into that contest, he had won against Raymundo Beltran on 25th August 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Lightweight championship fight at Gila River Arena, Arizona.
Before that, he had lost to Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis on 14th January 2017 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
He had beat Stephen Smith on 16th April 2016 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket.
Jose Zepeda had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Eleazar Valenzuela on 18th May 2019 by unanimous decision in the 10th round at Deportivo del Sindicato del Metro , Distrito Federal, Mexico.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jose Carlos Ramirez on 10th February 2019 by majority decision in their WBC World Super Lightweight championship fight at Save Mart Arena, California, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Domicio Rondon on 20th October 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Gimnasio Municipal Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, Baja California, Mexico.
Before that, he had won against Carlos Diaz Ramirez on 16th June 2018 by knockout in the 5th round at Auditorio del Estado, Baja California.
He had lost to Terry Flanagan on 11th July 2015 by knockout in the 2nd round in their WBO World Lightweight championship fight at Velodrome, Manchester, United Kingdom.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jose Pedraza had been fighting more than Jose Zepeda.
Going to this contest, Jose Pedraza had last fought 1 year 2 months and 20 days ago, while Jose Zepeda's last outing had been 1 year 2 months and 27 days ago.
Pedraza's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years 1 month and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.4 rounds on average.
Zepeda's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years 10 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.2 rounds on average.
What time did Pedraza vs Zepeda start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 pm EST / 7:00 pm PST at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 3:00 am BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Pedraza vs Zepeda?
Pedraza vs Zepeda was broadcast on ESPN+ in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by BT Sport Box Office.