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After Four-Round Destruction: Potential Next Opponents for William Zepeda

After Four-Round Destruction: Potential Next Opponents for William Zepeda

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After Four-Round Destruction: Potential Next Opponents for William Zepeda

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After Four-Round Destruction: Potential Next Opponents for William Zepeda

William Zepeda (30-0, 26 KOs defeated Maxi Hughes (26-7-2, 5 KOs) on Saturday, March 16, at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas, live on DAZN. Following this dominating win, Big Fight Weekend are bringing you potential next opponents for Zepeda’s next fight.

William Zepeda Next Fight: The Future for ‘Camaron’

Recap of Zepeda vs. Hughes

In the opening round, Hughes started well, varying his attacks, but Zepeda quickly established his jab and put together some nice shots. The second round was the beginning of the end as Zepeda’s output increased, seemingly overwhelming the Englishman – who was struggling to deal with the volume and accuracy of the attacks coming his way.

Hughes tried to time his punches to halt Zepeda, but that tactic did not work as the Mexican continued to walk down the Brit and punish him. The accuracy began to be too much for Hughes to deal with as Zepeda showed no signs of slowing down. “Camaron” switched between the body and head impressively, and Hughes struggled to fire back even in single bursts. The Englishman somehow survived round four, but his corner called off the fight before the fifth round began.

William Zepeda Next Fight: Shakur Stevenson

Following the victory over Hughes, Zepeda quickly revealed who he would like to fight next: “In a perfect world, I want Shakur next.” A fight against Shakur Stevenson (21-0, 10 KOs) would undoubtedly attract plenty of attention.

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The Newark native has an exceptional ring IQ and attacks from different angles. He reads his opponents superbly and pounces on the smallest of movements. Stevenson is hard to hit, and combining that with his ability to pick punches makes him a nightmare to face. A bout between Zepeda and Stevenson would be an intriguing clash of styles.

Winner of Gervonta Davis vs. Frank Martin

Gervonta Davis (29-0, 27 KOs) vs. Frank Martin (18-0, 12 KOs) has been agreed for Davis’ WBA lightweight title in late spring/early summer. The winner of this fight would be a fascinating opponent for Zepeda.

The speed and accuracy of the Mexican means he brings plenty of entertainment to his fights. “Tank” carries exceptional power in both hands and attacks from a variety of angles. He’s an excellent finisher who picks his punches well.

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Frank Martin has brilliant defensive skills, making him hard to hit, but he also carries KO power. Martin has lightning reflexes, making him a great counter-puncher. The output from “Camaron” would cause either of these problems, but their strengths combined with Zepeda’s would ensure plenty of fireworks.

Winner of Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. George Kambosos Jr

Vasiliy Lomachenko (17-3, 11 KOs) and George Kambosos Jr. (21-2, 10 KOs) will collide on May 12 (May 11 for those in the United States) in the main event of a Top Rank card at the RAC Arena in Perth, Australia. The winner of this fight would be a viable option for meeting Zepeda in the future.

Read More: Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. George Kambosos Jr. Turns Into Intriguing Tripleheader

Lomachenko is one of the most decorated amateurs of all time, and his class has transferred into the professional ranks. His coordination and reflexes mean he is a nightmare to hit. His hand speed is impressive, and he throws unusual combinations which are difficult to read. The movement of his feet is exceptional, helping him pirouette out of trouble and launch counterattacks.

Kombosos has solid boxing fundamentals and counters impressively, as shown in his upset win against Teofimo Lopez in 2021. The Australian is a tireless worker who picks his punches well and is adept at nullifying the strengths of his opponent.

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