JOHN Vincent Moralde faces another stiff assignment lightweight prospect William Zepeda in a 10-rounder on Nov. 13, 2021 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
Moralde is looking to bounce back after losing his last fight in the United States. He was stopped by Jose Vivas in the opening round on Oct. 17, 2020 in Las Vegas.
The 27-year-old Moralde hasn’t had much success in his campaign in the US. He made his US debut in 2017 and lost via a seventh round stoppage to Toka Khan Clary. He bounced back in his second US fight with a unanimous decision over Ismail Muwendo. He then lost his next two fights in the US against former world champion Jamel Herring by unanimous decision and Xavier Martinez via a third round stoppage. He then scored a first round technical win over unheralded Matias Arriagada before losing to Vivas.
Moralde is coming off a unanimous decision win in Gen. Santos City over Kim Lindog.
After fighting most of his career in his native of Mexico, Zepeda finally made his US debut in 2020. The 25-year-old knockout artist demolished fellow Mexican Roberto Ramirez in the fifth round on Nov. 19, 2021 in LA. He then stopped fellow prospect Hector Tanajara in the sixth round on July 9, 2021 also in LA.
Zepeda is ranked No. 11 by the World Boxing Association (WBA) and No. 12 by the World Boxing Organization (WBO) as a lightweight.
Moralde is 24-4 with 13 knockouts, while Zepeda is 23-0 with 21 knockouts.