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William Zepeda vs Mercito Gesta preview
When is Zepeda vs Gesta?
William Zepeda could fight Mercito Gesta in Summer 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).
Zepeda vs Gesta stats
William Zepeda would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 28 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 24 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Mercito Gesta would make his way to the ring with a record of 34 wins, 3 loses and 3 draws, with 17 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Zepeda would have a massive power advantage over Gesta, boosting at 86% knock out percentage over Gesta's 50%.
William Zepeda is the younger man by 8 years, at 27 years old.
Zepeda has a height advantage of 2 inches over Gesta. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both William Zepeda & Mercito Gesta fight out of a southpaw stance.
Zepeda is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 12 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 12 year later than Gesta, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He has fought 139 less professional rounds, 125 to Gesta's 264.
William Zepeda goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA, 4 by the WBC, 6 by the WBO and 8 by the RING at lightweight.
Zepeda vs Gesta form
Zepeda remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Jaime Arboleda on 29th April 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at College Park Center, Arlington, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against 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 defeated Yerel Siezar on 19th February 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at Plaza Monumental, Baja California, Mexico.
He had won against John Vincent Moralde on 13th November 2021 by knockout in the 4th round at Honda Center, California, United States.
Mercito Gesta has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz on 18th March 2023 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Walter Pyramid, Long Beach, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Joel Diaz Jr on 21st April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
Going into that contest, he had drawn with Carlos Morales on 14th November 2019 by technical draw in their 10 round contest at Belasco Theater, California.
Before that, he had been beaten by Juan Antonio Rodriguez on 21st March 2019 by knockout in the 9th round at The Avalon, California.
He had beat Robert Manzanarez on 14th June 2018 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio.
In terms of recent activity, William Zepeda has been fighting more than Mercito Gesta.
William Zepeda last fought 1 month and 9 days ago, while Mercito Gesta's last outing was 2 months and 20 days ago.
Zepeda's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 6 months and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 31 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.2 rounds on average.
Gesta's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.8 rounds on average.
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