Mexico’s William Zepeda will defend his World Boxing Association (WBA) Continental Americas lightweight championship against Panama’s Jaime Arboleda on April 29 in Arlington, Texas.
Zepeda is one of the most exciting young fighters at 135 pounds and is pursuing a world title shot. This will be a new defense of his regional belt in the United States, and the 26-year-old fighter plans to build on his progress with another victory.
“Camarón”, as the southpaw native of San Mateo Atenco is nicknamed, comes from defeating veteran Joseph Diaz in a great performance last October 29, in San Diego. Previously, in May 2022, he had defeated another former world champion, Nicaraguan Rene Alvarado. Two victories in which he has demonstrated his great level and have given him recognition on U.S. soil.
This time the opponent will be Arboleda, former challenger to the world title at super featherweight and now comes to a new category with the intention of giving a blow on the table. For the Central American it will be a great opportunity in the United States and he knows that a victory would give him the boost his career needs right now.
Zepeda is undefeated in his career with 27 wins, 23 of them by knockout. On the other hand, Arboleda has 19 wins, 2 losses, and 14 knockouts.