Zepeda and Prograis for the WBC Super Lightweight

Joseph chon Zepeda and Regis Prograis, number 1 and 2 respectively in the WBC ranking in the super lightweight category, will face each other for the title vacated by Josh Taylor. The fight will take place next Saturday, November 26 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.

José Cepeda (35-2-0, 27 KO) defeated Ivan Baranchyk in October 2010 and won the WBC Silver of the super lightweight in a fight where he won by KO in the fifth round and sent his rival to the ground in up to four occasions. In 2021 he defended his belt twice, defeating Henry Lundy by unanimous decision in Las Vegas and Josué Vargas by TKO in New York. Now, chon He wants to stick to the championship belt and this is his chance again. In 2019, he lost the opportunity to win the crown against José Carlos Ramírez by majority decision.

Regis Prograis (27-1-0, 23 KO) clinched the WBA title when he defeated Kiryl Relikh via sixth-round TKO in April 2019. But his reign did not last long. In October of that same year he lost the crown to Josh Taylor by majority decision. This defeat is the only one that Prograis has in his record. Three years later, he will be able to fight for the crown again. In recent fights, Regis Prograis has achieved some great results. He defeated Juan Heraldez by TKO in the third round, and Ivan Redkach and Tyrone McKenna, also by TKO in the sixth round.

The long-awaited match will be produced by Legenz Entertainment and presented by MarvNation Promotion. It can be seen live by Pay-Per-View and tickets to see it at the venue will go on sale this Friday, October 14.

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Teófimo López, the third in the ranking

This is not the only fight planned between the best ranked in the WBC. Teófimo López (17-1-0, 13 KO), who is third in the ranking, could face José Pedraza (29-4-1, 14 KO), former IBF world champion in super featherweight and WBO lightweight. The fight would take place on December 10 in New York.

Another of the rivals that sounded for Teófimo López was the Spanish Sandor Martín, which is fourth in the WBC ranking. The privileged position in which the Spanish boxer finds himself after his victory against Mikey García, will allow him to face a great rival shortly.

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