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Who won Pedraza vs Zepeda?
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 was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Tyson Fury beating Otto Wallin. Also, on the undercard Emanuel Navarrete beat Juan Miguel Elorde for the WBO World Junior Featherweight belt.
Pedraza vs Zepeda stats
Jose Pedraza stepped into the ring with a record of 26 wins, 2 loses and 0 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 0 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 32 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, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 82 more professional rounds, 238 to Zepeda's 156.
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 Javier Molina on 19th September 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Mikkel LesPierre on 2nd July 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Jose Zepeda on 14th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Antonio Lozada Jr on 25th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Osceola Heritage Park, Florida.
He had lost to 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.
Jose Zepeda had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to 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.
Hehad 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 10 months and 17 days ago, while Jose Zepeda's last outing had been 2 years, 2 months and 18 days ago.
Pedraza's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.2 rounds on average.
Zepeda's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 19 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.
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What were the odds on Pedraza vs Zepeda?
Jose Pedraza was a 107/100 (+106) underdog going into the contest, while Jose Zepeda made his way into the ring at 3/4 (-133) with oddsmakers.