Boxing Results: William Zepeda Stops Maxi Hughes!

By Ken Hissner - 03/17/2024 - Comments

At the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas, Nevada, Saturday over DAZN promoter Oscar De La Hoya (Golden Boy Promotions) with DiBella Entertainment presented in the Main Event WBA Continental Americas Lightweight champion William ‘Camaron’ Zepeda stopped former IBO World Lightweight champion Maxi ‘Maximus’ Hughes after four rounds.

In the Co-Main Event WBA International Lightweight champion Floyd ‘Kid Austin’ Scofield won by DQ in five over Esteuri Suero.

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In the Main Event WBA Continental Americas Lightweight champion southpaw William ‘Camaron’ Zepeda, 29-0 (25), #133 ¾, of San Mateo Atenco, MEX, former IBO Lightweight champion southpaw Maxi ’Maximus’ Hughes, 26-6-2 (5), #134 ½6, of Rossington, Yorkshire, UK, 12 rounds, in a WBA/IBF title eliminator.

In the first round it was action packed between a pair of southpaws with Hughes having a slight edge. In the second round it was all Zepeda backing up Hughes. In the third round Zepeda dominated Hughes landing as many as a dozen unanswered punches midway in the round.

In the fourth round Zepeda dealt a vicious body attack driving a game Hughes all over the ring. The corner of Hughes wisely called a halt between rounds.

Referee was Robert Hoyle.

In the co-Main Event WBA International Lightweight champion and WBA No. 4 ranked Floyd ‘Kid Austin’ Scofield, 17-0 (12), #134 ¾, of Austin, TX, won by DQ over Esteuri Suero, 13-2 (10), #135, of Santo Domingo, DR, Las Vegas, NV, at 2:07 of round five of a scheduled 10 rounds.

In the first round Scofield dominated having Suero in trouble at the end of the round. In the second round a clash of heads caused a cut on the left eyebrow of Scofield. Later in the round Suero was deducted a point for fouling by Referee Raul Caiz, Jr. Scofield switching from orthodox to southpaw.

In the third round Scofield landing left hooks to the chin has Suero clinching. In the fourth round again referee Caiz, Jr. deducted a point for lifting Scofield in the air. In the fifth round two low blows from Suero caused referee Caiz, Jr. to finally call a halt disqualifying the dirty tactics of Suero.

Middleweight Eric Priest, 13-0 (8), #159.6, of Kansas City, KS. defeated Jose ‘Matador’ Sanchez, 21-5-1 (12), #160, of Reynosa, Tamaulipas, MEX, over 10 lopsided rounds.

In the second rounds final seconds Priest rocked Sanchez with a right on the chin. In the third through the sixth rounds Priest had an edge mainly with an effective jab.

In the ninth round Priest came out firing having Sanchez on the defense but unhurt. In the tenth and final round it was all Priest. Referee Mike Ortega.

Scores 100-90 and 99-91 twice.

Cruiserweight Tristan ‘Sweet T’ Kalkreuth, 22-1 (10), #198.6, of No. Las Vegas, NV, knocked out Marquice Weston, 15-3-1 (8), #201.6, of Tacoma, WA, at 1:33 of the second round of a scheduled 8 rounds.

In the second round a left hook from Kalkreuth on the chin and down went Weston taking the count on a knee from Referee Raul Caiz, Jr.

Welterweight Joel Iriarte, 1-0 (1), #145.2, of Bakersfield, CA, stopped southpaw Bryan Alexis Carguacundo, 3-6-2 (0), #145.8, of Santo Domingo, ECU, Castilla-La Mancha, SP, at 1:26 of the second round.

In the first round Iriarte came right out against late sub Carguacundo easily winning the round hurting him with a right uppercut driving him to the ropes and almost down.

In the second round an uppercut started it and a combination of punches from Iriarte had Carguacundo on the ropes defenseless when the fight was stopped by Referee Mike Ortega.

Ring Announcer Joe Martinez