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Can Giovanni Cabrera's reach advantage topple William Zepeda's knockout power? Who's your pick?

Tonight at the Toyota Arena in Ontario, California, undefeated William Zepeda will face off against Giovanni Cabrera in a highly anticipated showdown, broadcast live on DAZN Boxing. While no championship belts are at stake, the 12-round main event promises fierce competition and the pursuit of bragging rights.

Zepeda, currently ranked number one across all major sanctioning bodies, aims to solidify his dominance in the lightweight division and position himself for a future title shot. On the other hand, Cabrera, looking to rebound after his first career loss last year, seeks to continue his comeback in the sport. The stage is set for an electrifying bout. Stay tuned to see who will emerge victorious!

Who has the better fight logs? 

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The Mexican southpaw recently secured a fourth-round stoppage victory over former world champion Maxi Hughes and boasts notable wins against Mercito Gesta, Jaime Arboleda, and Joseph Diaz. Zepeda’s unblemished record stands at 30-0-0, with an impressive 26 knockouts, showcasing his power and skill in the ring. His ability to dominate opponents and maintain a perfect record has cemented his reputation as a formidable force in the boxing world.

Poll of the day

Who do you think will dominate the ring in the Zepeda vs. Cabrera fight?

William Zepeda

Giovanni Cabrera

Too close to call

Neither, it will be a draw

 

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In contrast, Cabrera has a professional record of 22-1-0, with 7 knockouts. He is coming off a unanimous decision win over Ricardo Quiroz but suffered a loss to Isaac Cruz in his previous fight. Despite this setback, Cabrera has shown resilience and determination, making the upcoming bout his second 12-round fight since facing Cruz. His record, while not as flawless as Zepeda’s, reflects his ability to compete at a high level.

Comparing their resumes, Zepeda appears to have a clear advantage, with a perfect record and slightly stronger opponents. However, both fighters have ample experience on the world stage, and Cabrera’s recent performances indicate he should not be underestimated. This matchup promises to be an exciting clash between two skilled boxers, each with something to prove.

William Zepeda vs. Giovanni Cabrera: Age, Height, Reach, Weight

In tonight’s anticipated bout, William Zepeda, aged 28, stands at 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm) tall, with an arm reach extending to 69½ inches (177 cm). His opponent, Giovanni Cabrera, aged 29, matches Zepeda in height at 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm) but boasts a slightly longer reach of 71 inches (180 cm). This reach advantage could potentially play a crucial role in the fight strategy.

 

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During the official weigh-ins, Zepeda weighed in at 135 pounds, while Cabrera registered a weight of 137 pounds. This slight difference in weight may factor into their respective strengths and endurance levels throughout the match.

Considering these physical attributes and weights, neither boxer holds a distinct advantage over the other on paper. The outcome of tonight’s contest is likely to hinge on their skills, tactics, and ability to capitalize on any opportunities that arise in the ring.

Potential knockout!

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This bout carries a significant potential for a spectacular knockout finish, primarily due to Zepeda’s commanding 86.67% knockout ratio. His ability to end his last three fights with knockouts underscores his formidable punching power and strategic prowess in the ring. Cabrera must exercise utmost caution in facing such a potent opponent. 

 

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In contrast, despite Cabrera’s impressive record of 22 wins, his knockout count stands at just 7, giving him a knockout ratio of 31.82%. Not to mention, Cabrera hasn’t delivered a knockout win in his last seven fights. This stark contrast in knockout statistics sets up an intriguing clash of styles and strategies, promising an electrifying spectacle for fight fans.

The highly anticipated clash sets up William Zepeda for a title clash against champions in the division. While Gervonta Davis and Vasyl Lomachenko are busy with each other, Shakur Stevenson seems like a perfect match for Zepeda. However, he first needs to get the Giovanni Cabrera fight in the bag for that fight to happen. And by the looks of things, he might not face too many issues in doing so. Who are you betting on?