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Chon Zepeda will go for a World Cup opportunity; will face Josh Taylor

Erika Montoya Mexico City / 18.05.2022 00:41:29 Two-time World Cup contender José Zepeda got his third shot



Erika Montoya

Mexico City / 18.05.2022 00:41:29

Two-time World Cup contender José Zepeda got his third shot at a . The confirmed him as the mandatory challenger for the unified monarch .

After having won the WBC silver crown two years ago, the Mexican continued with victories against Henry Lundy and Josue Vargas.

“Josh Taylor will be fighting . It is the mandatory of the World Boxing Council and has already confirmed that he stays in super light. Now what follows is the mandatory of the World Council, which is our silver champion, our official challenger: José Chon Zepeda”, confirmed Mauricio Sulaiman, president of the World Boxing Council.

After Josh Taylor relinquished the WBA crown, it was determined that he will now continue to defend against his mandatory challengers, according to what the organizations had agreed to at a meeting they held in December.

“Yes (he gave up the WBA title), it’s a shameful thing because we made a deal in Puerto Rico. The four presidents sitting at a table agreed that the WBO was going, (Jack) Catteral; WBC, Zepeda, and then the IBF. And without any attention to the agreement that was had, they ordered another fight and that is why the quality of the undisputed in that division has been lost, but that is how it is, ”he abounded.

For Chon – who is in a period of free negotiations – it will be the third World Cup opportunity after he lost to Terry Flanagan in 2015 and José Carlos Ramírez in 2019.

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