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Smith vs. Zepeda: Dalton Looks to Boost Resume in Sheffield Showdown  

Publish Date: 03/23/2024
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster

This Saturday afternoon (American Time) streaming live on DAZN from the Sheffield Arena Dalton Smith faces Jose Zepeda in a step up opportunity. Sandy Ryan vs. Terri Harper is the co-feature in what should be a good matchup as well. This card is promoted by Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing. Jose Zepeda is a solid veteran boxer who will be a legit litmus test for the unproven Dalton Smith.

Dating all the way back to 2015, Jose Zepeda suffered a dislocated shoulder in the 2nd round versus Terry Flanagan. Jose built his way back to a title shot winning 7 in a row. His fight against Jose Ramirez was a highly-competitive affair. It was Zepeda boxing well in the first part of the fight. Jose’s jab and footwork caused issues for a come-forward Ramirez. Eventually Jose Ramirez was able to cut the ring off, attack Zepeda’s body, and land the heavier punches.

Later in the fall of that same year Zepeda earned his best win at the time over Jose Pedraza. Two fights later Zepeda would engage in a hellish war with Ivan Baranchyk. In what was a truly brutal scarp featuring a combined 8 knockdowns. In 2022 and 2023 Jose Zepeda would lose to Regis Prograis and Richardson Hitchins. Wear and tear has clearly caught up to Zepeda and rightfully so, delivering us boxing fans a few grueling performance.

Does Jose Zepeda have enough in the tank to give young Dalton Smith a run for his money? The 14-0 rising prospect who was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire will be looking to give his hometown a show. In his last time out Dalton Smith handled Sam Maxwell with ease, stopping him in the 7th round. Dalton is an efficient puncher who doesn’t throw wild combinations. One could say Smith gets a little wild with his lead, leaping left hooks though.

Beyond the leaping left hooks, Dalton likes to use his jab either to score points or paw with it to distract his opponent and gauge distance. He has good timing, he’s quick handed and generally looks to operate in the middle of the ring. Dalton will need to be patient and smart from the beginning dealing with a crafty guy like Zepeda. Smith has a potent right hand he likes to aim to the body or head. He will also throw that right hand straight behind a jab or looping it to the upstairs target.

Both men have sustained damage in their career. Whether were talking punishment and injury for Zepeda, or getting cut like Dalton has in his last two fights. It will take a little while for Dalton Smith to adjust to Jose Zepeda so look for a tit-for-tat type of vibe in the first couple of frames. Youth and energy from the home crowd will likely prevail by night’s end. If you believe Dalton Smith doesn’t have the goods Jose Zepeda is great value sitting around a +225 to +250 on the boxing betting sites.

My Official Prediction is Dalton Smith by Majority-Decision.

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Side Note: Also, keep an eye out for Sandy Ryan vs. Teri Harper along with Ishmael Davis vs. live dog Troy Williamson on the DAZN undercard.

Written by Chris Carlson Host/Producer of The Rope A Dope Radio Podcast Available at www.blogtalkradio.com/ropeadoperadio Follow on Twitter @RopeADopeRadio

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