Autumn/Fall 2023
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Super Lightweight
19-0-0
35-3-0

Belts on The Line

The Ring Junior Welterweight
WBO World Junior Welterweight

The tape

31
Age
33
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
5' 8" / 173 cm
69.7" / 177 cm
Reach
70.5" / 179 cm
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Full record

SD 12UD 12KO 1MD 12UD 12
Form
TKO 11TKO 2TKO 1UD 10KO 5
19
Wins
35
13
By KO
27
68
KO%
77
0
Losses
3
0
Stopped
2
0
Draws
0
2015
Debut
2009
115
Pro rounds
168

Current rankings @ Super Lightweight

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The Ring
3
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WBA
-
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WBC
1
-
WBO
-
-
IBF
-

Josh Taylor vs Jose Zepeda preview

When is Taylor vs Zepeda?

Josh Taylor could fight Jose Zepeda in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United States.

The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).

Taylor vs Zepeda stats

Josh Taylor would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 19 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Jose Zepeda would make his way to the ring with a record of 35 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 27 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Zepeda would have a slight advantage in power over Taylor, with a 77% knock out percentage over Taylor's 68%.

Josh Taylor is the younger man by 2 years, at 31 years old.

Taylor has a height advantage of 2 inches over Zepeda. Despite this, both fighters have equal reach.

Both Josh Taylor & Jose Zepeda fight out of a southpaw stance.

Taylor is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 19 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 5 year and 6 months later than Zepeda, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 53 less professional rounds, 115 to Zepeda's 168.

Jose Zepeda is currently ranked number 1 by the WBC and 3 by the RING in the 140lb division.

Taylor vs Zepeda form

Taylor remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he defeated Jack Catterall on 26th February 2022 by split decision in their WBC World Super Lightweight, WBA Super World Super Lightweight, IBF World Junior Welterweight and WBO World Junior Welterweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had defeated Jose Carlos Ramirez on 22nd May 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Lightweight, WBA Super World Super Lightweight, IBF World Junior Welterweight and WBO World Junior Welterweight championship fight at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas, United States.

Going into that contest, he had beat Apinan Kongsong on 26th September 2020 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBA Super World Super Lightweight and IBF World Junior Welterweight championship fight at BT Sport Studio, London, United Kingdom.

Before that, he had won against Regis Prograis on 26th October 2019 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Super Lightweight, IBF World Junior Welterweight and The Ring Junior Welterweight championship fight at O2 Arena, London.

He had beat Ivan Baranchyk on 18th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Welterweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Scotland.

Zepeda has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he lost to Regis Prograis on 26th November 2022 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBC World Super Lightweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Francisco Javier Perez on 19th March 2022 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Gimnasio Municipal "Jose Neri Santos", Chihuahua, Mexico.

Going into that contest, he had won against Josue Vargas on 30th October 2021 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, United States.

Before that, he had defeated Henry Lundy on 22nd May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Nevada.

He had beat Ivan Baranchyk on 3rd October 2020 by knockout in the 5th round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Jose Zepeda has been fighting more than Josh Taylor.

Josh Taylor last fought 9 months and 10 days ago, while Jose Zepeda's last outing was 10 days ago.

Taylor's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 18 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.8 rounds on average.

Zepeda's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 29 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.8 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Taylor vs Zepeda?

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