VS
Summer 2024
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Super Lightweight
19-2-0
37-5-0

The tape

33
Age
35
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

UD 12UD 12SD 12UD 12KO 1
Form
KO 5UD 12UD 10TKO 11TKO 2
19
Wins
37
13
By KO
28
68
KO%
76
2
Losses
5
0
Stopped
3
0
Draws
0
2015
Debut
2009
139
Pro rounds
197

Current rankings @ Super Lightweight

2
The Ring
-
-
WBA
-
-
WBC
-
5
WBO
-
-
IBF
-

Josh Taylor vs Jose Zepeda preview


When is Taylor vs Zepeda?

Josh Taylor could fight Jose Zepeda in Summer 2024 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 a record of 19 wins, 2 losses, and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Jose Zepeda would make his way to the ring with a record of 37 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, with 28 of those wins by knockout.

The stats suggest Zepeda would have a slight advantage in power over Taylor, with a 76% knockout percentage compared to Taylor's 68%.

Josh Taylor is the younger man by 2 years, at 33 years old.

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

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

Taylor is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 21 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2015, 5 years and 6 months later than Zepeda, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 58 fewer professional rounds, totaling 139 compared to Zepeda's 197.

Josh Taylor goes into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBO, and 2 by The Ring at super lightweight.

Taylor vs Zepeda form

Taylor has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he lost to Jack Catterall on May 25, 2024, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at First Direct Arena, Leeds, United Kingdom.

Prior to that, he had been beaten by Teofimo Lopez on June 10, 2023, by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Welterweight and The Ring Junior Welterweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Jack Catterall on February 26, 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.

Before that, he had beaten Jose Carlos Ramirez on May 22, 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.

He had won against Apinan Kongsong on September 26, 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.

Zepeda has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he lost to Dalton Smith on March 23, 2024, by knockout in the 5th round in their BBBOC British Super Lightweight championship fight at Utilita, Sheffield, United Kingdom.

Prior to that, he had lost to Richardson Hitchins on September 23, 2023, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Caribe Royale Orlando, Orlando, United States.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Neeraj Goyat on March 25, 2023, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Domo Alcalde, Guadalajara, Mexico.

Before that, he had been beaten by Regis Prograis on November 26, 2022, by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBC World Super Lightweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, United States.

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

Activity check

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

Josh Taylor last fought 2 months and 1 day ago, while Jose Zepeda's last outing was 4 months and 3 days ago.

Taylor's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 10 months, which means he has been fighting approximately every 9 months and 6 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, 4 months and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8 rounds on average.

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