The vacant WBC tremendous light-weight title is up for grabs at Dignity Well being Sports activities Park in Carson, California on Saturday, as Jose Zepeda and former world champion, Regis Prograis do battle.
FITE TV pay-per-view broadcast Zepeda vs Prograis worldwide and the bout is promoted by MarvNation Promotions, who received an August purse bid.
The belt is on the road after Josh Taylor vacated the title to focus on a rematch towards Jack Catterall.
Zepeda (35-2, KO27) has twice beforehand challenged for world honours with out success. In July 2015, he was compelled to retire after two rounds in a bid for the vacant WBO light-weight title in Manchester towards Terry Flanagan after dislocating a shoulder, and in February 2019, the Californian dropped a majority verdict to Jose Ramirez for a similar belt he challenges for this weekend.
The 33-year-old has received 5 straight since, together with a 2020 struggle of the yr, fifth spherical knockout of Ivan Baranchyk that included an astonishing 9 knockdowns.
‘Chon’ final boxed final October, stopping Josue Vargas in a round.
Prograis (27-1, KO23) grew to become world champion in April 2019, when he stopped Kiryl Relikh in six to change into WBA ‘tremendous’ champion, and that additionally superior him to the ultimate of the World Boxing Tremendous Collection, the place he suffered his solely profession loss, a razor-thin majority reverse to the aforementioned Taylor.
Prediction: Zepeda has constructed up some stable wins, however I believe Prograis is the higher underneath stress, and he can draw back within the later rounds for a factors victory.
Bermudez defends world titles towards Valle
One other world title conflict on the cardboard sees IBF and WBO minimumweight champion, Yokasta Valle (26-2, 9 KOs), try and take the identical titles at mild flyweight towards unified champion, Evelin Nazarena Bermudez (17-0-1, 6 KOs).
Prediction: Valle can change into the brand new champion with a factors win.
Jalolov meets Harper
2020 Olympic Gold medallist, Bakhodir Jalolov (11-0, 11 KOs) can be in motion, and he ought to make it a dozen straight knockout wins with an early victory towards Curtis Harper (14-8, 9 KOs), in a heavyweight contest set for ten.
Additionally scheduled for ten at tremendous welterweight, Charles Conwell (17-0, 13 KOs) can win inside the space towards Juan Carlos Abreu (25-6-1, 23 KOs), and at light-weight Ruben Torres (19-0, 16 KOs) ought to keep unbeaten with a stoppage win towards Eduardo Estela (13-1, 9 KOs).
The only real eight rounder comes at featherweight, the place Nathan Rodriguez (9-0, 7 KOs) may have the playing cards to see off Jerson Ortiz (17-5, 8 KOs).
In six rounders, at welterweight, Mario Ramos (10-0, 8 KOs) ought to come by early towards Geronimo Nahuel Sacco (10-6 1, 2 KOs) who has been stopped 5 instances in six defeats.
At tremendous featherweight, Austin Brooks (8-0, 2 KOs) can outpoint Jesus Roman (8-5, 3 KOs), and at middleweight, Eric Priest (8-0, 6 KOs) can halt Luis Alberto Vera (11-21-2, 1 KO).
At tremendous welterweight, Fernando Vargas (6-0, 6 KOs) can keep on his good file with an early win towards Alejandro Martinez (3-2-1, 2 KOs), and at tremendous light-weight, Alejandro Vargas (9-0, 5 KOs) ought to halt Daniel Perales Osorio (12-24-2, 6 KOs).
Jacob Macaololooy (3-0, 2 KOs) can take a factors win towards Terrance Jarmon (3-1, 1 KO) at welterweight.