Jose Zepeda Outclasses Veteran Henry Lundy With a Unanimous Decision Victory

Published 05/22/2021, 9:48 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 03: In this handout image provided by Top Rank, Jose Zepeda walks to the ring before fighting Ivan Baranchyk in their junior welterweight bout at MGM Grand Garden Arena on October 03, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank via Getty Images)


The WBC silver super-lightweight title bout between Jose Zepeda and Henry Lundy certainly stayed true to its hype. Both the fighters put on an enigmatic performance and kept the fans at the edge of their seats. However, the champ, Jose Zepeda, reigned supreme with a UD win.

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The underdog, Lundy, began the fight on a wonderful note as he adopted an offensive approach. He went toe-to-toe against the champion from the very first bell. ‘Chon’ on the other hand, tried decoding Lundy’s style and came right on top with some solid body shots.

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As the fight progressed, the tussle between the two became tougher. Both the fighters executed their game plans well. In round 5, Zepeda and Lundy traded substantial blows. However, the latter responded well to some of the powerful punches coming off the champ’s hands.

Initially, Zepeda found it difficult to decode the veteran’s style. However, as the fight went ahead, the champ became comfortable and came up with some power punches. On the other hand, ‘Hank’ also showed up with an exuberant game plan. Hence, as the fight between the duo advanced, it only became even more intriguing.

In the end, Zepeda had his arm raised. Now, he will look to build on his win in 2021 itself.

Is it the biggest career win for Jose Zepeda?

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Zepeda, in his illustrious boxing run, has taken on many hotshots. In what was his first title defense for his WBC silver super-lightweight strap, the 31-year-old did not veer from his game plan until the last gong.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 03: In this handout image provided by Top Rank, Jose Zepeda celebrates after defeating Ivan Baranchyk in their junior welterweight bout at MGM Grand Garden Arena on October 03, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank via Getty Images)

With this win, ‘Chon’ improved to a momentous 34-2 record. He stuck to his guns, maintained his composure, thereby displaying a champion mindset and overcoming a veteran who was eager to knock him off his perch. Hence, it may be his biggest career win.

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On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate Jose Zepeda’s performance against Henry Lundy? Was it one of his best yet?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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