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Shakur Stevenson vs William Zepeda preview
When is Stevenson vs Zepeda?
Shakur Stevenson could fight William Zepeda in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United States.
The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Stevenson vs Zepeda stats
Shakur Stevenson would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 20 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
William Zepeda would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 28 wins and 0 draws, with 24 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Zepeda would have a massive power advantage over Stevenson, boosting at 86% knock out percentage over Stevenson's 50%.
Shakur Stevenson is the younger man by 1 year, at 25 years old.
Zepeda has a height advantage of 2 inches over Stevenson. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Shakur Stevenson & William Zepeda fight out of a southpaw stance.
Stevenson is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 1 year and 5 months later than Zepeda, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 8 more professional rounds, 133 to Zepeda's 125.
Shakur Stevenson goes into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBA, 2 by the WBC, 2 by the WBO, 4 by the IBF and 5 by the RING at lightweight.
William Zepeda is currently ranked number 1 by the WBA, 4 by the WBC, 6 by the WBO and 8 by the RING in the 135lb division.
Stevenson vs Zepeda form
Stevenson remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Shuichiro Yoshino on 8th April 2023 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBC World Lightweight eliminator fight at Prudential Center, Newark, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Robson Conceicao on 23rd September 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Featherweight and WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Prudential Center, Newark.
Going into that contest, he had beat Oscar Valdez on 30th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Featherweight, WBO World Junior Lightweight and The Ring Junior Lightweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Jamel Herring on 23rd October 2021 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at State Farm Arena, Georgia.
He had won against Jeremia Nakathila on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBO Interim World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas.
Zepeda remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Jaime Arboleda on 29th April 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at College Park Center, Arlington, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz on 29th October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Pechanga Arena, San Diego.
Going into that contest, he had beat Rene Alvarado on 14th May 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Toyota Arena, California.
Before that, he had won against Yerel Siezar on 19th February 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at Plaza Monumental, Baja California, Mexico.
He had beat John Vincent Moralde on 13th November 2021 by knockout in the 4th round at Honda Center, California, United States.
In terms of recent activity, William Zepeda has been fighting more than Shakur Stevenson.
Shakur Stevenson last fought 1 month and 20 days ago, while William Zepeda's last outing was 29 days ago.
Stevenson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 16 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.4 rounds on average.
Zepeda's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 6 months and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 31 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.2 rounds on average.
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