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Who won Zepeda vs Arboleda?
William Zepeda beat Jaime Arboleda by knockout in the 2nd round on Saturday 29th April 2023 at College Park Center in Arlington.
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).
The undercard featured the clash of Hoya vs Morales.
Zepeda vs Arboleda stats
Back in April 2023, William Zepeda stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 27 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Jaime Arboleda made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws.
William Zepeda was the younger man by 2 years, at 27 years old.
Arboleda had a height advantage of 1 inch over Zepeda. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
William Zepeda fought out of the southpaw stance, while Jaime Arboleda was an orthodox fighter.
Zepeda was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2015, 1 year and 5 months later than Arboleda, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 32 more professional rounds, 131 to Arboleda's 99.
William Zepeda went into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBA, 5 by the WBC and 6 by the WBO at lightweight.
Zepeda vs Arboleda form
Zepeda remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz on 29th October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Pechanga Arena, San Diego, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Rene Alvarado on 14th May 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Toyota Arena, California.
Going into that contest, he had won against Yerel Siezar on 19th February 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at Plaza Monumental, Baja California, Mexico.
Before that, he had beat John Vincent Moralde on 13th November 2021 by knockout in the 4th round at Honda Center, California, United States.
He had defeated Hector Tanajara on 9th July 2021 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Banc of California Stadium, California.
Arboleda had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Jonathan Victor Barros on 19th August 2021 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Centro de Convenciones Vasco Nunez de Balboa, Bella Vista, Panama.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Chris Colbert on 12th December 2020 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBA Interim World Super Featherweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jayson Velez on 8th February 2020 by split decision in their WBA World Super Featherweight eliminator fight at PPL Center, Pennsylvania.
Before that, he had defeated Victor Betancourt on 24th August 2019 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Bert Ogden Arena, Texas.
He had beat Jose Saant on 10th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Estadio F.A.B., Distrito Federal, Argentina.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, William Zepeda had been fighting more than Jaime Arboleda.
Going to this contest, William Zepeda had last fought 6 months ago, while Jaime Arboleda's last outing had been 1 year, 8 months and 10 days ago.
Zepeda's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 9 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.
Arboleda's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.4 rounds on average.
What time did Zepeda vs Arboleda start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at College Park Center, Arlington, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Zepeda vs Arboleda?
William Zepeda was a 1/25 (-2500) favourite going into the contest, while Jaime Arboleda made his way into the ring at 9/1 (+900) with oddsmakers.
|Winner / Verdict||% of users|
|William Zepeda - Decision||60%|
|William Zepeda - KO||40%|
Based on 5 Predictions