24 Mar

Dalton Smith Halts Jose Zepeda

On March 23rd, in the main event of a tournament in Sheffield, UK, British fighter Dalton Smith (16-0, 12 KOs) faced American Jose Zepeda (37-5, 28 KOs). The clash was for the WBC Silver light welterweight title (up to 63,5 kg).

The contest ended prematurely in the fifth round. Smith landed a body shot on Zepeda, who failed to rise before the referee's count ended – KO 5.

This marks back-to-back losses and the third in the last five fights for Zepeda. He previously lost to Richard Commey and Regis Prograis. For Smith, this is the second consecutive early victory.