ANAHEIM – Lightweight William Zepeda battered previous prospect John Vincent Moralde by a few-furthermore rounds, ultimately earning the knockout acquire in round 4.
Zepeda, who resides in San Mateo Atencio, Mexico, increases to 24-, 22 knockouts.
Saturday night marked another amazing effectiveness for Zepeda, who is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions. In his past bout on July 9, Zepeda was coming off an impressive knockout earn more than Hector Tanajara, Jr. in a clash of unbeaten lightweights.
The 25-12 months-outdated southpaw was going through a fighter in Moralde, who had won a few of his former 4 bouts, with the lone reduction coming at the fingers of Mexico’s Jose Durante Vivas on October 17 of last 12 months.
Zepeda was on the offensive from the opening bell, walking Moralde down towards the ropes. Moralde would counter Zepeda with an occasional left hook or right hand to the head, but Zepeda’s volume punching would conveniently earn him rounds.
Moralde stood and traded in the pocket in round 2, but that made it quick for Zepeda to link thudding punches to the head and overall body.
As the bout progressed, Zepeda’s punches started using their toll on Moralde, whose punch output began to fall, relegating him to throw just one punch at a time. Moralde was compelled to defend himself much more with just about every passing second as Zepeda gained extra assurance with every passing minute.
Halfway as a result of spherical 4, Zepeda pinned Moralde versus the ropes, battering him with combinations to the head and entire body. Moralde tried out to battle again, but Zepeda’s punches ongoing to do destruction. A mix to the head compelled Moralde to switch away, prompting referee Eddie Hernandez to end the battle at 1:59.
Saturday evening marked Zepeda’s third fight in the United States, the place he has told Boxingscene he would like to fight extra usually. Extra possibilities probable await Zepeda, who is managed by Jaime Picos.
Moralde, who is initially from the Philippines and now resides in Miami, Florida, drops to 24-5, 13 KOs.
Francisco A. Salazar has penned for BoxingScene since September 2012 and has protected boxing in Southern California and abroad considering that 2000. Francisco also addresses boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper. He can be achieved by electronic mail at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing