Smith vs zepeda

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Kev2k83, Mar 22, 2024.

  1. Kev2k83

    Kev2k83 Active Member Full Member

    Sep 30, 2023
    Big step up this for Dalton.

    Zepeda seems to blow hot and cold but I still remember him at the velodrome against turbo terry and thinking ****ing hell he's got his hands full here.

    Then he dislocated his shoulder.

    Surprised the bookies have got Smith favorite as zepeda.

    What does everyone reckon?
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  2. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    Yes you're right this is a big step up for Dalton Smith and one he needs to be 110% focused and switched on for.. particularly given all the Adam Azim talk.... which I'm sure he will be.
  3. Bfcad

    Bfcad Active Member Full Member

    Dec 10, 2022
    Looks set to be one of the most poorly attended events at Sheffield Arena in many a year, I really don't get why they keep fighting him here when their are smaller venues far more suitable In the area. It will be absolutely soulless again.

    Zepeda turns 36 next year and has lost 2 of last 3 so although a step up for Smith it's quite obvious why he has been picked as an opponent, the decline has well set it. Expect a tough fight but Smith to win
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  4. nurological

    nurological Boxing Junkie Full Member

    May 25, 2012
    All the top promoters put events on in empty arenas, can't help thinking there is alot of clever accounting going on
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  5. kevinreid001

    kevinreid001 Punchdrunk101 Full Member

    Nov 1, 2012
    Think zepeda on slide. See a smith points win 8 -4 sort card
  6. Canvas-KO

    Canvas-KO New Member banned Full Member

    Mar 20, 2024
    This is a great fight. Dalton Smith's recent opposition has been poor compared to Adam Azim, but if Smith wins this one he's a legit world level fighter. Matchroom and DAZN have a load of world level 140s so Smith is in a great position if he wins.

    Really looking forward to the undercard. I think Troy Williamson will upset Davis. Also good to see Campbell Hatton in a competitive fight.
    To try and build him up I guess as a future headliner. You have to invest in your top talent and let's be honest, most events in the UK don't do great numbers in terms of ticket sales.

    Sheffield Arena is a large venue. The entire top tier is closed and there are still empty seats in the lower tier. My guess is about 4000-5000 will be there which isn't a terrible number.

    Zepeda lost to Prograis and Hitchins who are top-level fighters. Zepeda has had proper notice and I'm really looking forward to watching the main event to see how good Smith really is.
  7. ash234

    ash234 Member Full Member

    Dec 17, 2023
    Should go to Ponds Forge.
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  8. ash234

    ash234 Member Full Member

    Dec 17, 2023
    5000 will not be there. Be half that at a push.
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  9. peter_uk

    peter_uk Active Member Full Member

    Sep 11, 2022
    I've never really warmed to Dalton Smith; I certainly wouldn't be surprised if Zepeda does a number on him.
  10. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 Drama go, and don't come back Full Member

    Mar 17, 2018
    50/50 fight for me

    Good card overall
  11. Bfcad

    Bfcad Active Member Full Member

    Dec 10, 2022
    Exactly, a much more appropriate venue. You could pack it out,create an atmosphere and then people want to come again. Instead it will be top tier closed,bottom tier 2/3 thousand max spread out all over the last place and soulless like his last couple of fights their.

    Went to one of his last shows after getting freebies on the seat fillers - it was like a morgue In there. Was a real shame as the card itself was ok and a couple of the fights turned into real scraps - this is usually when the crowds come to life, but it was too empty to build any kind of atmosphere.

    Still,perhaps this time a rapidly declining soon to be 35 year old fighter hampered by old injuries can be an opponent to help breath some kind of life into 1 of Daltons shows
  12. Bfcad

    Bfcad Active Member Full Member

    Dec 10, 2022
  13. Super Punch Out

    Super Punch Out Member Full Member

    Nov 7, 2014
    I’m attending tomorrow. I’m pretty impressed with the ticket prices £40 for good lower tier seats. I’ve paid £200+ for most of the PPV events I have previously attended so have plenty in the old beer fund. I’ve been to Kell Brook fights at the arena before several years ago so will be interesting to see how it compares to a Dalton Smith fight event.

    Zepeda doesn’t look like he is here to make up the numbers and I think there are quite a few competitive fights (60-40’s, 70-30’s etc) on the undercard, so overall looking forward to the evening.
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