Xander Zayas continued his impressive 2021 boxing campaign with a one-sided beat down of Dan Karpency on the Jamel Herring vs. Shakur Stevenson card.
Xander Zayas is only 19 years old, but the young super welterweight is flying up the rankings. He will jump up the ladder even more after his performance on Saturday, Oct. 23.
Zayas (11-0, 8 KOs) made his ESPN debut on the undercard of the Jamel Herring vs. Shakur Stevenson Top Rank event. Zayas expressed his excitement to FanSided before the fight, turning that energy into a stellar performance.
Zayas treated his opponent Dan Karpency like a human punching bag. Karpency (9-4-1,4 Kos) was out of the fight from the very beginning. He tried to make something work, but he had no answers for Zayas, who threw sharp punches all night.
Xander Zayas made the most of his ESPN debut by scoring a round 4 TKO
In round 3, Karpecy’s face was a bloody mess. Both eyes were badly swollen, and he continued to take punches on the chin. Zayas connected with a right uppercut to Karpency’s jaw that sent his mouthpiece flying. Amazingly, Karpency stayed on his feet, but his luck didn’t get battered.
Zayas increased his assault and battered Karpency around the ring. Karpency never went down, but he didn’t look like he could take much more abuse. Fans on Twitter urged Karpency’s corner to call the fight.
After round 4 came to a close, they did just that.
Zayas scored the fifth win of 2021. He has been vocal with FanSided about his desire to be boxing’s Prospect of the Year. He may have clinched that honor with his trouncing of Karpency. Zayas’s power and accuracy looked better than ever. The young kid looked like a man in the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA.
The players in the super welterweight division have a rising problem, and his name is Xander Zayas.