History | Oct 28 2017

On This Day: Wilfredo Gomez defeats Carlos Zarate in five rounds

Matt Bevan looks back on a classic Puerto Rico vs Mexico showdown
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ON October 28, 1978 two future Hall of Famers clashed in a famous Mexico vs Puerto Rico brawl. Puerto Rican hero Wilfredo Gomez defended his WBC super-bantamweight belt against Mexican bantamweight champion Carlos Zarate at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan.

GOMEZ needed five rounds to get the better of Zarate, knocking him down three times in the process, to retain his belt. The fight boasts the highest knockout percentage shared between two fighters in a world title fight.

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