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Carlos Zárate Record

Total Fights70
Title Wins1
Title Defenses9
Title-Fight KOs10
KO Wins63
KO Losses2
Carlos Zárate Record & Stats
Carlos Zárate's Record
Carlos Zárate's boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Carlos Zárate's boxing record?

      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.

      70Feb 29, 198836Daniel ZaragozaLoss *TKO10
      69Oct 16, 198736Jeff FenechLoss *TD
      68Aug 15, 198736Richard SavageWinTKO5
      67Jun 19, 198736Tony MontoyaWinTKO3
      66May 5, 198735John BoydWinTKO5
      65Feb 20, 198735Francis ChildsWinKO4
      64Dec 13, 198635Alex GalvánWinTKO7
      63Nov 21, 198635Edward RodriquezWinTKO3
      62Sep 13, 198635Gerardo EsparzaWinKO5
      61Jul 19, 198635Alejandro GarcíaWinKO2
      60May 23, 198635Jesus MuñizWinUD
      59May 5, 198634Héctor NápolesWinKO2
      58Apr 12, 198634Jose de la DoraWinKO3
      57Feb 25, 198634Adam GarcíaWinMD
      56Jun 3, 197928Lupe PintorLoss *SD
      55May 1, 197927Celso ChairezWinTKO5
      54Mar 10, 197927John Mensah KpalongoWin *KO3
      53Oct 28, 197827Wilfredo GómezLoss *TKO5
      52Sep 30, 197827Rudy GonzálezWinTKO4
      51Jun 9, 197827Emilio HernándezWin *KO4
      50Apr 22, 197826Andres HernándezWin *TKO13
      49Feb 25, 197826Alberto DávilaWin *TKO8
      48Dec 2, 197726Juan Francisco RodríguezWin *TKO5
      47Oct 29, 197726Danilo BatistaWin *KO6
      46Apr 23, 197725Alfonso ZamoraWinTKO4
      45Feb 5, 197725Fernando CabanelaWin *TKO3
      44Nov 13, 197625Waruinge NakayamaWin *KO4
      43Aug 28, 197625Paul FerreriWin *TKO12
      42Aug 2, 197625Antonio ParedesWinTKO2
      41Jun 26, 197625Félix LlanosWinKO2
      40May 8, 197624Rodolfo MartínezWin *KO9
      39Mar 27, 197624César DecigaWinTKO4
      38Dec 7, 197524Néstor JiménezWinKO2
      37Oct 11, 197524Jorge TorresWinTKO8
      36Sep 20, 197524Benicio Segundo SosaWinTKO4
      35Aug 16, 197524José SánchezWinTKO3
      34Jun 20, 197524Orlando AmoresWinKO3
      33Mar 14, 197523Joe GuevaraWinRTD3
      32Feb 4, 197523Alberto CabanigWinTKO4
      31Nov 23, 197423James MartinezWinTKO7
      30Oct 27, 197423Francisco CruzWinTKO2
      29Aug 3, 197423Magallo LozadaWinTKO5
      28May 25, 197423Juan OrdoñezWinKO3
      27May 3, 197422Chamaco LimónWinKO3
      26Apr 9, 197422Alfonso IbarraWinKO2
      25Feb 22, 197422Carlos ArmentaWinKO1
      24Jan 30, 197422Víctor RamírezWinUD
      23Dec 11, 197322Sixto PérezWinKO2
      22Nov 1, 197322Eduardo MirandaWinKO5
      21Oct 2, 197322Antonio CastañedaWinTKO9
      20Aug 21, 197322Alberto TorresWinTKO5
      19Jul 12, 197322Francisco PinoWinKO2
      18Jun 2, 197322Juan Ramón PérezWinKO2
      17Dec 3, 197221Juan Ramón PérezWinKO2
      16Oct 31, 197221Armando CarrascoWinKO2
      15Oct 8, 197221Arturo PatiñoWinKO2
      14Aug 19, 197221Jesús EscobedoWinKO2
      13Mar 19, 197220José Luis MoralesWinTKO2
      12Feb 7, 197220José GonzálezWinKO2
      11Jan 28, 197220Emiliano MayoralWinTKO3
      10Nov 26, 197120Victor NavaWinKO3
      9Aug 7, 197120Julio MartínezWinKO2
      8May 5, 197119Ramón PinedoWinKO2
      7Mar 20, 197119Fermín RamosWinKO2
      6Feb 15, 197119Antonio LucasWinKO3
      5Dec 18, 197019Alfredo PérezWinKO2
      4Nov 17, 197019Nuno TemixWinTKO3
      3Apr 1, 197018Costeñito SoteloWinKO2
      2Mar 2, 197018José PavónWinKO1
      1Feb 2, 197018Luis CastañedaWinKO3

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Carlos Zárate (Cañas) is a 73-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 the "Championships" section below.

      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 36 years, 4 months, and 22 days since this fight.


      Zárate had a total of 14 world-title fights, which includes winning one world title and nine successful title defenses. He won 10 of these fights and lost four.

      Title Wins

      Carlos Zárate fought for a bantamweight world title in four fights and won once, which came via way of stoppage. He won one bantamweight belt.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      May 8, 1976Rodolfo MartínezBantamweightWBCKO

      Title Defenses

      Carlos Zárate had 10 bantamweight world-title defense fights. He won nine of them and lost only once.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Mar 10, 1979John Mensah KpalongoBantamweightWBCKO
      Jun 9, 1978Emilio HernándezBantamweightWBCKO
      Apr 22, 1978Andres HernándezBantamweightWBCTKO
      Feb 25, 1978Alberto DávilaBantamweightWBCTKO
      Dec 2, 1977Juan Francisco RodríguezBantamweightWBCTKO
      Oct 29, 1977Danilo BatistaBantamweightWBCKO
      Feb 5, 1977Fernando CabanelaBantamweightWBCTKO
      Nov 13, 1976Waruinge NakayamaBantamweightWBCKO
      Aug 28, 1976Paul FerreriBantamweightWBCTKO

      Title Losses

      Carlos Zárate lost one world-title defense fight, and lost one title in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Jun 3, 1979Lupe PintorBantamweightWBCSD


      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.


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