January 26, 2021
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William Zepeda: Roberto Ramirez is not a guy you want to underestimate

William Zepeda: Roberto Ramirez is not a guy you wish to underestimate

William Zepeda (left) backs up Bryam Rico with the jab.
by Ryan O’Hara

Mexican lightweight prospect William Zepeda is coming to the united states, the place he will face his most formidable opponent up to now.

The unbeaten Zepeda will make his U.S. debut against the 6-foot tall Roberto Ramirez on Thursday when Golden Boy Promotions returns to the fantasy Springs inn on line casino in Indio, California.

The scheduled 10-round contest will serve as the chief help to the NBC sports-televised leading adventure that includes junior lightweights O’Shaquie Foster and Miguel Roman.

“I’m very chuffed to be returning to the ring, above all in the u.s. the place i’ll make my knowledgeable debut,” Zepeda pointed out via an interpreter. “I might be dealing with a very sturdy opponent in Roberto Ramirez.”

Following a fine looking second-circular knockout over former WBC one hundred thirty five-pound titlist Dejan Zlaticanin, Ramirez (23-2-1, 16 KOs), 27, of Mexico, has persisted to rack up victories. His eight-circular unanimous decision over Francisco Hernandez, ultimate November, marked his tenth consecutive win.

The 5-foot-9 southpaw Zepeda (21-0, 19 knockouts) is anticipating a firefight.

“Ramirez is a very amazing fighter, and he has loads of vigor,” he pointed out. “he is also very tall, however our mixture of capabilities goes to equal a superb battle.

“After inspecting his checklist and his fights, Ramirez isn’t a man you want to underestimate. We’re working to fight the most efficient.”

When asked if he believed that he held an expertise over his opponent, Zepeda was candid.

“I basically suppose that here is a 50-50 battle,” he admitted. “we are both coming to win, and we are both making an attempt to get greater fights.

“i used to be greater than happy to settle for this battle with Ramirez as a result of here is my chance to display the area who Camarón Zepeda is.”

Zepeda final fought on March 7, when he stopped Columbia’s Brayam Rico within the sixth circular of a scheduled 10-round affair. despite the fact he fought on 4 events a year ago, the COVID-19 pandemic compelled his time table to be sliced in half in 2020.

besides the fact that children, the extra damage has been a good idea for the future star.

“I took knowledge of the overtime to continue my training and to refine a few of my competencies in case we got an opportunity.”

And the possibility that arrived just took place to be one that removed one merchandise from his boxing bucket list.

Zepeda advised The Ring lower back in June that one among his desires was to battle in the U.S. Now, no longer only will he fight within the States, he will additionally fight in the penultimate bout to the leading event on NBC sports community.

“I’m very excited and happy for this possibility, but, greater importantly, the lovers need to see exquisite fights.”

In five years, Zepeda continues his belief that he can be in the course of a protracted reign as world champion.

“I may give any of the proper opponents issues. I’m in a position.”

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