Alfonso Zamora

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Alfonso Zamora
Alfonso Zamora vs. Soo-Hwan Hong.jpg
Zamora (left) vs. Soo-Hwan Hong in 1976
Statistics
Real name Alfonso Zamora
Nickname(s) El Toro
Rated at Featherweight
Super Bantamweight
Bantamweight
Height 5 ft 7 in (168 cm)
Reach 70 in (180 cm)
Nationality Mexican
Born (1954-02-09) February 9, 1954 (age 63)
Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 38
Wins 33
Wins by KO 32
Losses 5
Draws 0
No contests 0
Alfonso Zamora
Medal record
Men's Boxing
Representing  Mexico
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1972 Munich Bantamweight

Alfonso Zamora Quiroz (born 9 February 1954 in Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal, Mexico) is a former Mexican boxer who fought from 1973 to 1980. Zamora was the silver medalist at the 1972 Munich Olympics. He enjoyed a meteoric rise in his professional career. He was the Lineal and WBA Bantamweight champion of the world, and made six title defenses.[1]

Amateur career[edit]

Bantamweight silver medalist at the 1972 Olympics in Munich.[2] Results were:

Professional career[edit]

World Bantamweight Championship[edit]

He won the Lineal and WBA Bantamweight championship on 14 March 1975 when he knocked out Soo-Hwan Hong in four rounds, two years after turning pro.[3] Zamora defended his title twice that year via knockout, against Thanomchit Sukhothai and Socrates Batoto. On April 3, 1976, he knocked out future hall-of-famer Eusebio Pedroza in the second round. Later that year, he successfully defended his title via knockout against Gilberto Illueca and a rematch with Soo-Hwan Hong.

Zamora vs. Zarate[edit]

Fighting contemporaneously, and holding the WBC crown, was the fellow-Mexican legend, Carlos Zarate. A showdown between the two was inevitable and they met in a non-title match on 23 April 1977. Zamora went into the bout sporting a record of 29 wins in 29 fights, all by knockout. Zarate's record was an equally impressive 45 fights, 45 wins, with 44 KOs. In an eargely anticipated fight Zarate scored a technical knockout over Zamora in the fourth round.

Zamora never seemed to recover from this loss. In his next fight he lost his Lineal and WBA Bantamweight titles to Jorge Luján by knockout in the tenth round. His record thereafter was spotty, and he even was stopped on 16 November 1979 by Eddie Logan, who sported a record of 5 wins and 7 losses. He retired after losing, again by knockout, to Rigoberto Estrada on 19 September 1980. In 1983, Zamora was to fight Wilfredo Gomez, the fight ultimately was canceled.

Zamora was a knockout seeker, but he seemed to lose confidence after his devastating loss to Zarate. Nevertheless, he was selected at Number 47 on the The Ring's list of 100 greatest punchers of all time. His final career record included 33 wins, with 32 KOs, and 5 losses.

Professional Record[edit]

33 Wins (32 Knockouts, 1 Decision), 5 Losses, 0 Draws
Res. Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 33-5 Mexico Rigoberto Estrada TKO 3 (10) 1980-09-19 United States Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 33-4 United States Melvin Johnson KO 3 (10) 1980-07-17 United States Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States
Loss 32-4 United States Eddie Logan TKO 7 (10) 1979-11-16 United States The Forum, Inglewood, California, United States
Loss 32-3 Mexico Juan Alvarez DQ 5 (10) 1979-07-22 Mexico San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Win 32-2 Puerto Rico Luis Rosario SD 10 1979-01-18 United States Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, United States
Win 31-2 United States Alberto Sandoval TKO 8 (10) 1978-10-26 United States Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 30-2 Mexico Hector Medina KO 6 (10) 1978-06-23 Mexico Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico
Loss 29-2 Panama Jorge Luján KO 10 (15) 1977-11-19 United States Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, United States Lost Lineal & WBA World Bantamweight titles.
Loss 29-1 Mexico Carlos Zarate Serna TKO 4 (10) 1977-04-23 United States The Forum, Inglewood, California, United States
Win 29-0 United States Alejandro Orejel KO 2 (10) 1977-02-12 Mexico Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Win 28-0 South Korea Soo-Hwan Hong TKO 12 (15) 1976-10-16 South Korea Sunin Gymnasium, Incheon, South Korea Retained Lineal & WBA World Bantamweight titles.
Win 27-0 Mexico Candido Sandoval KO 3 (10) 1976-09-05 Mexico Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico
Win 26-0 Panama Gilberto Illueca KO 3 (15) 1976-07-10 Mexico Plaza De Toros Monumental, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico Retained Lineal & WBA World Bantamweight titles.
Win 25-0 Panama Eusebio Pedroza KO 2 (15) 1976-04-03 Mexico Plaza de Toros Calafia, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico Retained Lineal & WBA World Bantamweight titles.
Win 24-0 Philippines Socrates Batoto KO 2 (15) 1975-12-06 Mexico Monumental Plaza de Toros, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico Retained Lineal & WBA World Bantamweight titles.
Win 23-0 Thailand Thanomchit Sukhothai TKO 4 (15) 1975-08-30 United States Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, United States Retained Lineal & WBA World Bantamweight titles.
Win 22-0 Mexico Jorge Torres TKO 9 (10) 1975-06-02 Mexico Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Win 21-0 South Korea Soo-Hwan Hong KO 4 (15) 1975-03-14 United States The Forum, Inglewood, California, United States Won Lineal & WBA World Bantamweight titles.
Win 20-0 Philippines Tanny Amancio KO 4 (10) 1975-02-04 Mexico Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Win 19-0 Puerto Rico Jose Antonio Rosa TKO 3 (10) 1974-11-23 United States The Forum, Inglewood, California, United States
Win 18-0 Puerto Rico Francisco Villegas KO 2 (10) 1974-10-05 Mexico Plaza De Toros Monumental, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
Win 17-0 Philippines Adrian Zapanta KO 1 (10) 1974-08-31 Mexico Plaza De Toros Monumental, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Win 16-0 Japan Shintaro Uchiyama KO 6 (10) 1974-07-09 United States The Forum, Inglewood, California, United States
Win 15-0 Mexico Raul Tirado TKO 2 (10) 1974-05-25 Mexico Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Win 14-0 Mexico Cesar Ordonez KO 3 (10) 1974-05-07 Mexico Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Win 13-0 Mexico Pedro Ibanez KO 2 (10) 1974-04-17 Mexico Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Win 12-0 Japan Tetsuro Kawakami KO 3 (10) 1974-03-31 Mexico Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
Win 11-0 Mexico Felix Castro TKO 3 (10) 1974-02-24 Mexico Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
Win 10-0 Mexico Pedro Lara KO 2 (8) 1974-01-23 Mexico Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico
Win 9-0 Mexico Salvador Lozano KO 9 (10) 1973-12-11 Mexico Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Win 8-0 Mexico Julio Romero KO 2 (8) 1973-10-30 Mexico Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Win 7-0 Mexico Tortillo Armenta KO 2 (8) 1973-10-10 Mexico Plaza de Toros Monumental, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Win 6-0 Mexico Cruz Vega KO 3 (8) 1973-09-15 Mexico Plaza de Toros Monumental, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Win 5-0 Mexico Victor Plascencia KO 1 (8) 1973-08-21 Mexico Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Win 4-0 Mexico Sixto Esqueda KO 1 (6) 1973-07-08 Mexico La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Win 3-0 Mexico Juan Ramon Perez KO 2 (6) 1973-06-25 Mexico La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Win 2-0 Mexico Antonio Enriquez TKO 3 (10) 1973-06-02 Mexico La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Win 1-0 Mexico Heraclio Amaya KO 2 (6) 1973-04-16 Mexico San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosí, Mexico Professional Debut.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alfonso Zamora". boxrec.com. 
  2. ^ "Alfonso Zamora". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. 
  3. ^ "Alfonso Zamora - Lineal Bantamweight Champion". The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia. 

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Achievements
Preceded by
Soo-Hwan Hong
WBA Bantamweight Champion
4 March 1975– 19 November 1977
Succeeded by
Jorge Luján
Lineal Bantamweight Champion
4 March 1975– 19 November 1977
Succeeded by
Jorge Luján