The lightweight division’s newest imminent, undefeated danger and unparalleled knockout machine William “El Camarón” Zepeda (29-0, 25 KOs) of San Mateo Atenco, Mexico will face his first English fighter and former IBO world champion Maxi “Maximus” Hughes (26-6-2, 5 KOs) in a 12-round IBF and WBA lightweight world championship eliminator fight.

The event, which is co-promoted with DiBella Entertainment, is scheduled for Saturday, March 16. The action will take place live from The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and broadcast around the world on DAZN. 

Here's everything you need to know ahead of William Zepeda vs Maxi Hughes.

William Zepeda vs Maxi Hughes

When is William Zepeda vs Maxi Hughes?

Date: Saturday, March 16.

Time: At 08:00 PM ET.

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

Typically the event will start at 1:00 a.m in the UK, with the main event ringwalk around 4:00 a.m

What has been said?

William Zepeda:

“I am excited for this big challenge ahead of me, and being one step closer to accomplishing my dream of becoming a world champion,” said Zepeda. “Maxi Hughes is a grand fighter, and I can’t wait to face him in the ring on March 16 and represent my humble hometown of San Mateo Atenco on the world’s stage. I know Golden Boy wants to bring big fights back to Las Vegas, the capital of boxing, and I want to be part of that - I want to be crowned a world champion in Vegas.”

Maxi Hughes:

“My last fight in the U.S., the judges broke my heart. I won’t let them derail my career. I’m coming back stateside with the bit between my teeth. Zepeda hasn’t fought anyone like me before,” said Hughes.


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