William Zepeda soaked in each ounce of the ambiance forward of his first Mexican Independence Day boxing headliner.
The unbeaten light-weight contender was in a festive temper as he clocked in at 134.2 kilos. His opponent, San Diego’s Mercito Gesta was additionally 134.2 kilos for his or her scheduled 12-round light-weight bout atop a DAZN present this Saturday from Commerce On line casino in Commerce, California.
Most important occasion standing is nothing new to Zepeda (28-0, 24KOs), who tops his third consecutive DAZN present. Amazingly, a struggle on this celebrated weekend for his native Mexico has by no means occurred for the 27-year-old southpaw from San Mateo Atenco over the course of his eight-year profession.
Gesta (34-3-3, 17KOs) is unbeaten in his final three begins and has received his final two. The previous title challenger is coming off his greatest profession victory up to now, an upset, ten-round choice over former IBF junior light-weight titlist Joseph ‘JoJo’ Diaz Jr. on March 18 in Lengthy Seashore, California.
Zepeda additionally owns a win over Diaz. He broke the Compubox document for many punches thrown in a light-weight struggle in a twelve-round victory final October 29 in San Diego.
Yokasta Valle was 105 kilos for her unified strawweight title protection versus former title challenger Maria Santizo. Valle flaunted her model-like physique on stage as she weighed kilos. Santizo (11-3, 6KOs) was 104.2 kilos for her second main title struggle.
Costa Rica’s Valle (28-2, 9KOs) will try her eighth total protection of not less than one strawweight title. She received the IBF belt in an August 2019 factors win over Joann Pastrana on the highway in Marbella, Spain. Valle loved hometown benefit in a ten-round win over unbeaten WBO beltholder Thi Thu Nhi Nguyen final September.
The win was adopted by a majority choice victory over unbeaten WBO/IBF junior flyweight titlist Evelin Bermudez to grow to be a three-division champ earlier than she returned to strawweight for a win over unbeaten Jessica Basulto Salazra on March 25 in Guanacaste.
Most important undercard weights (DAZN, 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT)
Victor Morales (18-0-1, 9KOs), Vancouver, Washington, 126 kilos vs. Edwin Palomares (18-4-2, 9KOs), Mexico Metropolis, 125.4 kilos—10 rounds, featherweight
Darius Fulghum (6-0, 6KOs), Houston, 170.8 kilos vs. Ricardo Adrian Luna (25-10-2, 16KOs), Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico, 170.8 kilos—8 rounds, gentle heavyweight
Eric Priest (10-0, 7KOs), Kansas Metropolis, Kansas, 159.8 kilos vs. Simon Madsen (13-1, 10KOs), Cancun by way of Horsens, Denmark, 158.6 kilos—8 rounds, middleweight
Preliminary undercard weights (Golden Boy YouTube, 6:10 p.m. ET/3:10 p.m. ET)
Daniel Garcia (6-0, 5KOs), Westminster, Colorado, 132 kilos vs. Erick Benitez (4-4, 1KO), Guadalajara, Mexico, 131.6 kilos—6 rounds, light-weight
Alejandro Reyes (10-0, 5KOs), Mexicali, 139.6 kilos vs. Roberto Gomez (5-2, 5KOs), Mexico Metropolis, 140 kilos—6 rounds, light-weight
Gael Cabrera (1-0, 1KO), Sonora, Mexico, 126.2 kilos vs. Juan Centeno (8-9-3, 1KO), Managua, Nicaragua, 127.6 kilos—4 rounds, junior featherweight
Jordan Cervantes (debut) Montebello, California, 136.4 kilos vs. Giovanny Meza (0-4, 0KOs), Juarez, Mexico, 137.2 kilos—4 rounds, light-weight
Jake Donovan is a senior author for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox