American welterweight fighter (up to 63.5 kg) Jose Zepeda (32-2-0, 25 KO) believes that he has earned the right to fight for the title again without a fight with Belarusian Ivan Baranchik (20-1-0, 13 KO), who will take place this Saturday in Las Vegas.
We will remind, in February last year Zepeda contested the WBC title against compatriot Jose Carlos Ramirez and lost to him by a split decision.
“It’s nice that the fight has been postponed, and I will have the opportunity to demonstrate my skills,” the fighter said in an interview with BoxingScene.com. “At the moment, I believe that I deserve the title chance, and a victory over a fighter like Baranchik will only strengthen my position.” …
Recall that the winner of the fight between Zepeda and Baranchik will become a mandatory contender for the WBC title.