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Zepeda vs Hughes Prediction: Expect Zepeda to Impress

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Zepeda vs Hughes Prediction: Expect Zepeda to Impress

In a relatively quiet weekend in the combat sports world, this Zepeda vs Hughes prediction will make it clear why this is the premiere boxing event on tap for this Saturday. 

Considering that boxing's 135-pound weight division is loaded with young and hungry talent who are eager to display their abilities and earn chances to compete for world title belts, one William Zepeda vs Maxi Hughes prediction we feel sure of is that these two warriors will be looking to put on a proper show.

Zepeda vs Hughes Prediction 

William Zepeda Preview

William “Camaron” Zepeda — a Mexican boxer with an undefeated 29-0 record, which includes 25 KO victories — is a fearsome fighter who seems destined to be holding a title belt in the near future. 

The best victory of Zepeda's career so far came during Mexican Independence Day last year, when he knocked out Mercito Gesta in the 6th round to retain his minor WBA Continental lightweight title.

Zepeda was extremely impressive during that bout; especially the way that he walked down Gesta with no regard to the offense that was coming back at him. 

“Camaron” was constantly peppering Gesta with jabs and hooks to the body throughout the early rounds, which opened up avenues for him to land dozens of punches in the sixth round — which prompted the referee to stop the right, in order to save Gesta from accruing unnecessary damage. 

Our Zepeda vs Hughes prediction is that we expect to see Zepeda employing a similar game plan against Hughes this weekend. Zepeda will be content to walk down Hughes — trusting that he has a distinct power advantage over his opponent — and land punches in bunches.

Maxi Hughes Preview

Maxi “Maximus” Hughes — an English fighter with a 26-6-2 record, which includes 5 KO victories — is a journeyman fighter that has faced some absolute warriors in his career. 

Hughes' most recent bout came against former champion George Kambosos Jr. While Hughes ended up on the losing end of that bout, he produced a solid performance that impressed many.

In fact, many people believed Hughes did enough to earn himself a victory against Kambosos Jr. 

One fascinating aspect to this fight is that it will be southpaw vs southpaw.

Considering that Hughes will be coming at Zepeda at angles he isn't necessarily used to, our William Zepeda vs Maxi Hughes prediction is that Hughes might manage to find some success in the early rounds. 

William Zepeda vs Maxi Hughes: A Late Finish For Zepeda

Our official Zepeda vs Hughes prediction is that William Zepeda will win this fight by knockout — which is currently available at -360. 

Considering the massive power that Zepeda has shown across his career, it's hard to imagine that he won't be able to put away Hughes; especially because Hughes doesn't have enough power to demand Zepeda's respect.

Yet, because we respect Hughes' heart, we don't think Zepeda will manage to find until that knockout the second half of the fight — hence why taking the Over 7.5 rounds (currently at -138) is another solid bet to consider.

Enjoy this exciting showcase!

Grant Young is a sports writer from San Francisco. He has had two professional Muay Thai fights: he got knocked out in one, and got a knockout in the other. When it comes to his favorite fighters, it's Israel Adesanya, and then it's everyone else.