Joseph Diaz Jr. vs. William Zepeda: Date, time, how to watch, background

Joseph Diaz Jr. and William Zepeda are scheduled to meet in an important lightweight bout Saturday night in San Diego.

JOSEPH DIAZ JR. (32-2-1, 15 KOs) VS. WILLIAM ZEPEDA (26-0, 23 KOs)

  • Date: Saturday, Oct. 29

  • Time: 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT (main event later in show)

  • Where: Pechanga Arena San Diego, San Diego

  • TV/Stream: DAZN

  • Cost: $19.99 per month or $149.99 annually

  • Division: Lightweight (135 pounds)

  • At stake: No major titles

  • Pound-for-pound ranking: None

  • Odds: NA

  • Also on the card: Alexis Rocha vs. Jesus Perez, welterweights; Leonela Yudica vs. Arely Mucino, flyweights (for Yudica’s IBF title); Hector Valfez Jr. vs. Max Ornelas, junior featherweights

  • Prediction: Zepeda SD

  • Background: The main event pits two respected 135-pound southpaws against one another. Diaz, a former 130-pound titleholder, is coming off a one-sided decision loss to undisputed champion Devin Haney last December, his first shot at a lightweight title. That followed a big unanimous-decision victory over Javier Fortuna that earned him the right to face Haney. The 29-year-old from the Los Angeles area fought in the 2012 Olympics for the United States. Zepeda, a hard puncher from Mexico, is coming off a unanimous-decision victory over veteran Rene Alvarado in May, his most significant win. The 26-year-old had stopped his previous 15 opponents. Zepeda is ranked by three sanctioning bodies, Diaz by two.


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Story originally appeared on Boxing Junkie