Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez made history by being the first undisputed champion of Mexico, and now José “Chon” Zepeda He also wants to become the universal champion of the super lightweight, already as a mandatory challenger of the CMB for Josh taylor.
“The truth is that it does excite me,” he confessed Zepeda in an interview with LEFT PUNCH. “Imagine, in a fight I could be the undisputed champion and that’s a dream, not just anyone has achieved it, I think it’s my turn.”
Chon Zepeda He is a mandatory challenger of the World Boxing Council to face the super lightweight champion Josh taylor, who has in his possession the four titles of the division and who on February 26 will put them on the line against Jack Catterall.
“I would very much like to face Taylor“, He commented Zepeda. “They gave me the mandate for the championship of CMB and we are happy. I think the championship fight can take place in May ”.
There is uncertainty about what Josh Taylor will do
But Chon Zepeda, of Mexican parents and who was born in California, does not know what will happen to Taylor, as it has been mentioned that he would seek to move up to welterweight after exposing his crowns to Catterall.
“He is going to fight in February, but it is not known if he is going to go up or stay in superlight,” he said. Zepeda. “Regardless of what you decide, we are going for the title of CMB, let’s see if it is with Taylor or with another, or if the title is going to be vacant ”.
Of the possibility of making a fight before, to get to the title fight in the best way, the Mexican boxer said that it is a decision that he will have to make with the promoter Fernando Beltran, but would like to.
“I could not say what we are going to do,” he said. “We need to talk to my promoter first, maybe have a fight before that, I’m not sure. Let’s go to work and see what will happen to Taylor and we could make a decision, but one more fight would not be bad ”.
Zepeda He already had two world title chances and both missed them. However, he made it clear that he is now living the best moment of his career and wants to show it.
“I am going through the best moment of my career,” he said. “We are very focused on continuing the work that we have been doing for many years, it is just to continue like this, we are boxing with the best to prepare ourselves and it is paying off.”
Chon Zepeda wants to emulate Canelo as undisputed champion
Just like him Canelo live a great moment and is undisputed champion in the super middleweight, Chon Zepeda He wants to write his own story, but also to see himself reflected and equal the success of the Guadalajara.
“He is the best in the world, the best of the moment,” he concluded. Zepeda. “I would like to be in the same rank with him, win all four titles and make history like he is doing it. He is in his best moment and he is the best in Mexico ”.
Chon Zepeda, who made his professional debut in December 2009, has a professional record of 35-2, 27 via knockout.
His first world title was on July 11, 2015, for the lightweight of the OMB in view of Terry flanagan, but a shoulder injury in the second round prevented him from continuing in the battle.
On February 10, 2019 his second chance came, now for the superlight of the CMB in view of Jose Carlos Ramirez, and was overcome by majority decision. However, she clings to her dream and hopes the third time is the charm.