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In a professional boxing career spanning 18 years, Carlos Zárate fought 70 times with 66 wins and 4 losses.
Zárate retired from professional boxing with a record of 66-4, which included one bantamweight world-title win and nine successful title defense fights. He had a 90% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 63 of his total 70 fights being knockout wins, 10 of which were in title fights. Zárate lost twice via knockout, both of them in title fights.
His last fight was a 10th round TKO defeat to Daniel Zaragoza on February 29, 1988. Zárate was fighting for the super-bantamweight WBC (vacant) title.
Some of Zárate's best fights and notable victories include wins over Alfonso Zamora, Emilio Hernández, John Mensah Kpalongo, Juan Francisco Rodríguez, Alberto Dávila, Danilo Batista, and Fernando Cabanela.
|70||Feb 29, 1988||36||Daniel Zaragoza||Loss *||TKO10|
|69||Oct 16, 1987||36||Jeff Fenech||Loss *||TD|
|68||Aug 15, 1987||36||Richard Savage||Win||TKO5|
|67||Jun 19, 1987||36||Tony Montoya||Win||TKO3|
|66||May 5, 1987||35||John Boyd||Win||TKO5|
|65||Feb 20, 1987||35||Francis Childs||Win||KO4|
|64||Dec 13, 1986||35||Alex Galván||Win||TKO7|
|63||Nov 21, 1986||35||Edward Rodriquez||Win||TKO3|
|62||Sep 13, 1986||35||Gerardo Esparza||Win||KO5|
|61||Jul 19, 1986||35||Alejandro García||Win||KO2|
|60||May 23, 1986||35||Jesus Muñiz||Win||UD|
|59||May 5, 1986||34||Héctor Nápoles||Win||KO2|
|58||Apr 12, 1986||34||Jose de la Dora||Win||KO3|
|57||Feb 25, 1986||34||Adam García||Win||MD|
|56||Jun 3, 1979||28||Lupe Pintor||Loss *||SD|
|55||May 1, 1979||27||Celso Chairez||Win||TKO5|
|54||Mar 10, 1979||27||John Mensah Kpalongo||Win *||KO3|
|53||Oct 28, 1978||27||Wilfredo Gómez||Loss *||TKO5|
|52||Sep 30, 1978||27||Rudy González||Win||TKO4|
|51||Jun 9, 1978||27||Emilio Hernández||Win *||KO4|
|50||Apr 22, 1978||26||Andres Hernández||Win *||TKO13|
|49||Feb 25, 1978||26||Alberto Dávila||Win *||TKO8|
|48||Dec 2, 1977||26||Juan Francisco Rodríguez||Win *||TKO5|
|47||Oct 29, 1977||26||Danilo Batista||Win *||KO6|
|46||Apr 23, 1977||25||Alfonso Zamora||Win||TKO4|
|45||Feb 5, 1977||25||Fernando Cabanela||Win *||TKO3|
|44||Nov 13, 1976||25||Waruinge Nakayama||Win *||KO4|
|43||Aug 28, 1976||25||Paul Ferreri||Win *||TKO12|
|42||Aug 2, 1976||25||Antonio Paredes||Win||TKO2|
|41||Jun 26, 1976||25||Félix Llanos||Win||KO2|
|40||May 8, 1976||24||Rodolfo Martínez||Win *||KO9|
|39||Mar 27, 1976||24||César Deciga||Win||TKO4|
|38||Dec 7, 1975||24||Néstor Jiménez||Win||KO2|
|37||Oct 11, 1975||24||Jorge Torres||Win||TKO8|
|36||Sep 20, 1975||24||Benicio Segundo Sosa||Win||TKO4|
|35||Aug 16, 1975||24||José Sánchez||Win||TKO3|
|34||Jun 20, 1975||24||Orlando Amores||Win||KO3|
|33||Mar 14, 1975||23||Joe Guevara||Win||RTD3|
|32||Feb 4, 1975||23||Alberto Cabanig||Win||TKO4|
|31||Nov 23, 1974||23||James Martinez||Win||TKO7|
|30||Oct 27, 1974||23||Francisco Cruz||Win||TKO2|
|29||Aug 3, 1974||23||Magallo Lozada||Win||TKO5|
|28||May 25, 1974||23||Juan Ordoñez||Win||KO3|
|27||May 3, 1974||22||Chamaco Limón||Win||KO3|
|26||Apr 9, 1974||22||Alfonso Ibarra||Win||KO2|
|25||Feb 22, 1974||22||Carlos Armenta||Win||KO1|
|24||Jan 30, 1974||22||Víctor Ramírez||Win||UD|
|23||Dec 11, 1973||22||Sixto Pérez||Win||KO2|
|22||Nov 1, 1973||22||Eduardo Miranda||Win||KO5|
|21||Oct 2, 1973||22||Antonio Castañeda||Win||TKO9|
|20||Aug 21, 1973||22||Alberto Torres||Win||TKO5|
|19||Jul 12, 1973||22||Francisco Pino||Win||KO2|
|18||Jun 2, 1973||22||Juan Ramón Pérez||Win||KO2|
|17||Dec 3, 1972||21||Juan Ramón Pérez||Win||KO2|
|16||Oct 31, 1972||21||Armando Carrasco||Win||KO2|
|15||Oct 8, 1972||21||Arturo Patiño||Win||KO2|
|14||Aug 19, 1972||21||Jesús Escobedo||Win||KO2|
|13||Mar 19, 1972||20||José Luis Morales||Win||TKO2|
|12||Feb 7, 1972||20||José González||Win||KO2|
|11||Jan 28, 1972||20||Emiliano Mayoral||Win||TKO3|
|10||Nov 26, 1971||20||Victor Nava||Win||KO3|
|9||Aug 7, 1971||20||Julio Martínez||Win||KO2|
|8||May 5, 1971||19||Ramón Pinedo||Win||KO2|
|7||Mar 20, 1971||19||Fermín Ramos||Win||KO2|
|6||Feb 15, 1971||19||Antonio Lucas||Win||KO3|
|5||Dec 18, 1970||19||Alfredo Pérez||Win||KO2|
|4||Nov 17, 1970||19||Nuno Temix||Win||TKO3|
|3||Apr 1, 1970||18||Costeñito Sotelo||Win||KO2|
|2||Mar 2, 1970||18||José Pavón||Win||KO1|
|1||Feb 2, 1970||18||Luis Castañeda||Win||KO3|
* World-title fight
Carlos Zárate (Cañas) is a 72-year old retired Mexican professional boxer. He was born in Tepito, Mexico City, Mexico on May 23, 1951. He is a former bantamweight world champion. Zárate was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 1994. His professional boxing career spanned more than 18 years — from 1970 to 1988.
Zárate made his professional boxing debut against Luis Castañeda at the age of 18 on February 2, 1970, defeating Castañeda via 3rd round KO. He went on to win 51 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 50 wins via stoppage.
He had his first world title fight at the age of 24 on May 8, 1976 after 39 professional fights, against Rodolfo Martínez for the bantamweight WBC title. He defeated Martínez via 9th round KO to become the bantamweight champion of the world.
Zárate has won one world title at bantamweight. For all the details about Zárate's world title wins and defenses refer to "Carlos Zárate World Titles".
Zárate had a total of four losses in his professional boxing career.
His last professional fight was a super-bantamweight bout against fellow Mexican boxer Daniel Zaragoza on February 29, 1988 for the vacant super-bantamweight WBC title. Zárate lost the fight via 10th round TKO. It's been 35 years, 9 months, and 11 days since this fight.
For a very detailed list Zárate's fights refer to "All of Carlos Zárate's fights".
Zárate fought a total of 70 times during his professional career, which includes 14 world-title fights at two weight divisions. He was among the very best of his generation and put on some great performances in his fights. These nine fights are the highlight of his career.
May 8, 1976: Zárate wins his first world title by defeating Rodolfo Martínez via 9th round KO. He is now the WBC bantamweight world champion.
November 13, 1976: Zárate successfully defends the WBC bantamweight title against Waruinge Nakayama, winning the fight via 4th round KO.
February 5, 1977: Zárate successfully defends the WBC bantamweight title against Fernando Cabanela, winning the fight via 3rd round TKO.
April 23, 1977: Carlos Zárate beats Alfonso Zamora via 4th round TKO.
October 29, 1977: Zárate successfully defends the WBC bantamweight title against Danilo Batista, winning the fight via 6th round KO.
December 2, 1977: Zárate successfully defends the WBC bantamweight title against Juan Francisco Rodríguez, winning the fight via 5th round TKO.
February 25, 1978: Zárate successfully defends the WBC bantamweight title against Alberto Dávila, winning the fight via 8th round TKO.
June 9, 1978: Zárate successfully defends the WBC bantamweight title against Emilio Hernández, winning the fight via 4th round KO.
March 10, 1979: Zárate successfully defends the WBC bantamweight title against John Mensah Kpalongo, winning the fight via 3rd round KO.
Zárate was a bantamweight world champion. He has held one world title at bantamweight, which was a lineal championship win.
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