On March 25th, Golden Boy Promotions announced that junior welterweight contender Jose Zepeda (ranked No. 6 by The Ring) will return to the ring to face Neeraj Goyat in a 10-round bout at the Domo Alcalde in Guadalajara, Mexico. The fight will be streamed live on DAZN (8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT).
Zepeda, who resides in La Puente, California, has a record of 35-3 with 27 knockouts. His most recent fight was a loss by knockout to Regis Prograis in Round 11, which was a battle for the vacant WBC title. Prior to that, Zepeda had five consecutive victories, with his most recent win taking place in October 2021 when he stopped Josue Vargas in the first round. Zepeda’s exciting fight against Ivan Baranchyk saw a total of eight knockdowns between the two and resulted in a win for Zepeda.
ZEPEDA VS. GOYAT FIGHT DATE, START TIME
- Date: Saturday, March 25
- Time: 8 p.m. ET / 12 a.m. GMT
- The card will stream live on DAZN in over 200 countries across the globe
- The fight will take place at the Domo Alcade, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
- Main event ringwalks (approx): 11 p.m. ET / 3 a.m. GMT
- The event is set to get underway at 8 p.m. ET / 12 a.m. GMT with the main event ringwalks scheduled for 11 p.m. ET / 3 a.m. GMT.
Goyat, who hails from Ghandigarh, India, has a record of 17-3-2 with 7 knockouts. He will face a significant step up in opposition when he takes on the southpaw Zepeda. Goyat has won his last eight bouts since his only fight in Mexico against Sergio Daniel Moreno.
In addition to the headlining bout, the event will feature fringe junior middleweight contender Carlos Ocampo, unbeaten featherweight Rafael Espinoza and unbeaten super middleweight prospect Aaron Silva, who recently signed with Golden Boy Promotions. The opening bout will see Miguel Torres Nunez facing off against Kevin Montiel in a junior lightweight bout.
This event will be the first Mexico edition of the “Golden Boy Fight Night on DAZN” stream for 2022.
ZEPEDA VS. GOYAT FIGHT CARD
- Jose Zepeda vs. Neeraj Goyat; Super lightweight
- Carlos Ocampo vs. TBA; Light middleweight
- Rafael Espinoza vs. TBA; Featherweight
- Aaron Silva vs. Jaime Hernandez Lopez; Super middleweight
- Miguel Angel Torres Nunez vs. Kevin Montiel Mendoza; Super featherweight