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Zepeda vs Cabrera Prediction: One More Win for a Title Shot



While this may not be the most attractive matchup, William Zepeda is the main title contender at lightweight and this bout will allow him to face one of the champions next. But he has to defeat the unorthodox Giovanni Cabrera. Here is our Zepeda vs Cabrera prediction.

Zepeda vs Cabrera Prediction: Clash of Styles

William Zepeda Preview

‘Camaron' is a 28-year-old boxer from Mexico who remains undefeated after 30 professional fights. He has 26 knockouts, which are the clearest evidence of his physical prowess at lightweight. Moreover, he is one fight away from a world title bout.

Zepeda is currently the #1 ranked fighter by all four major organizations, which is a unique case. There isn't another fighter who can boast of this in the whole world. This guarantees that as long as he defeats Cabrera, he will fight one of the four current champions.

Chances are that he will face Shakur Stevenson, who is also fighting this week. The WBC has the right to push the Mexican as the mandatory challenger for later this year.

When you look at his professional record, it gives the false impression that Zepeda has been fighting for many years. On the contrary, he became a pro in 2015 and just had 20 fights in the first four years of his career.

With 26 knockouts, it is quite clear that Zepeda wastes no time in the ring. His goal is to overwhelm his opponents from the very first round. We saw it again when he fought Maxi Hughes earlier this year. The Briton is one of the most experienced active lightweights and has faced some of the best fighters. But Zepeda punished him so hard in four rounds that his corner threw the towel.

This is what we expect from the fight against Cabrera. Zepeda is entering a convenient matchup against a fighter who has less power. But before we give our Zepeda vs Cabrera prediction, let's look at the corner.

Giovanni Cabrera Preview

While Cabrera is hardly known for his power, he is a technical fighter and has never been knocked out in his career. At 29 years old, he has a professional record of 22-1, with only 7 wins coming by way of knockout.

Cabrera was also getting close to the top after 20 wins in a row when he was matched against Isaac Cruz, the current WBA Super Lightweight champion. To date, this remains the only defeat in Cabrera's career but we have to note that it was an impressive performance. Cruz needed a Split Decision to win the fight, although we have to mention that he was also deducted a point in the 8th round.

Nevertheless, Giovanni Cabrera knows how to hold his ground and has never been knocked out in his career. He also has a reach advantage, which will help him keep Zepeda away from his favorite mid-to-close range.

Our William Zepeda vs Giovanni Cabrera Prediction: How many rounds for a knockout?

As much as we like Cabrera and want him to succeed, this is a clash of styles and in this case, the advantage is definitely in Zepeda's favor. The Mexican won't allow Cabrera a moment of peace in this fight and we expect this pressure to be able to crack the young American.

Our Zepeda vs Cabrera prediction is for a knockout in favor of the Mexican. He is hungry and he knows that if he wins this fight, he will get a title shot. With Stevenson fighting on the same day, Zepeda needs to showcase all his talents and win confidently.

Vlad is a former amateur MMA fighter. After a series of injuries, he found a different way to connect with the sport and its fanbase - through writing. He's been covering everything-UFC for over 5 years on various platforms and has been part of the team at NYFights since early 2022.