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Who won Zepeda vs Castaneda?
Jose Zepeda beat Kendo Castaneda by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Tuesday 7th July 2020 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 98-92, 97-93, 98-92 in favor of winner Jose Zepeda.
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 Vences vs Lopez.
Zepeda vs Castaneda stats
Jose Zepeda stepped into the ring with a record of 31 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 25 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Kendo Castaneda made his way to the ring with a record of 17 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Zepeda had a massive power advantage over Castaneda, boosting at 81% knock out percentage over Castaneda's 47%.
Jose Zepeda was the older man by 5 years, at 32 years old.
Castaneda had a height advantage of 2 inches over Zepeda.
Jose Zepeda fought out of the southpaw stance, while Kendo Castaneda was an orthodox fighter.
Zepeda was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 15 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 2 years and 10 months earlier than Castaneda, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 55 more professional rounds, 156 to Castaneda's 101.
Zepeda vs Castaneda form
Zepeda had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Jose Pedraza on 14th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Eleazar Valenzuela on 18th May 2019 by unanimous decision in the 10th round at Deportivo del Sindicato del Metro , Distrito Federal, Mexico.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Jose Carlos Ramirez on 10th February 2019 by majority decision in their WBC World Super Lightweight championship fight at Save Mart Arena, California, United States.
Before that, he had beat Domicio Rondon on 20th October 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Gimnasio Municipal Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, Baja California, Mexico.
He had won against Carlos Diaz Ramirez on 16th June 2018 by knockout in the 5th round at Auditorio del Estado, Baja California.
Zepeda's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
What time did Zepeda vs Castaneda start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Zepeda vs Castaneda?
Zepeda vs Castaneda was broadcast on ESPN in the US.
What were the odds on Zepeda vs Castaneda?
Jose Zepeda was a 11/50 (-454) favourite going into the contest, while Kendo Castaneda made his way into the ring at 333/100 (+333) with oddsmakers.