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Alfonso Zamora Quiroz (born 9 February 1954 in Mexico City, Mexican Federal District, 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.

Amateur career

Bantamweight silver medalist at the 1972 Olympics in Munich. Results were: *Defeated Ricardo Fortaleza (Philippines) KO 2 *Defeated Stefan Forster (West Germany) points *Defeated Juan Francisco Rodríguez (Spain) KO 3 *Defeated Ricardo Carreras (United States) points *Lost to Orlando Martinez (Cuba) points

Professional career



World Bantamweight Championship

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. 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

Fighting contemporaneously, and holding the WBC crown, was the fellow-Mexican legend, Carlos Zárate Serna. 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 a largely 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 Ring'' list of 100 greatest punchers of all time. His final career record included 33 wins, with 32 KOs, and 5 losses.

Professional Record

| style="text-align:center;" colspan="8"|33 Wins (32 Knockouts, 1 Decision), 5 Losses, 0 Draws |-style="text-align:center; background:#e3e3e3;" |style="border-style:none none solid solid; "|Res. |style="border-style:none none solid solid; "|Record |style="border-style:none none solid solid; "|Opponent |style="border-style:none none solid solid; "|Type |style="border-style:none none solid solid; "|Round |style="border-style:none none solid solid; "|Date |style="border-style:none none solid solid; "|Location |style="border-style:none none solid solid; "|Notes |- align=center |Loss |33–5 |align=left| Rigoberto Estrada | | | |align=left| |align=left| |- align=center |Win |33–4 |align=left| Melvin Johnson | | | |align=left| |align=left| |- align=center |Loss |32–4 |align=left| Eddie Logan | | | |align=left| |align=left| |- align=center |Loss |32–3 |align=left| Juan Alvarez | | | |align=left| |align=left| |- align=center |Win |32–2 |align=left| Luis Rosario | | | |align=left| |align=left| |- align=center |Win |31–2 |align=left| Alberto Sandoval | | | |align=left| |align=left| |- align=center |Win |30–2 |align=left| Hector Medina | | | |align=left| |align=left| |- align=center |Loss |29–2 |align=left| Jorge Luján | | | |align=left| |align=left|Lost WBA, ''The Ring'', and lineal bantamweight titles |- align=center |Loss |29–1 |align=left| Carlos Zárate Serna | | | |align=left| |align=left| |- align=center |Win |29–0 |align=left| Alejandro Orejel | | | |align=left| |align=left| |- align=center |Win |28–0 |align=left| Soo-Hwan Hong | | | |align=left| |align=left|Retained WBA, ''The Ring'', and lineal bantamweight titles |- align=center |Win |27–0 |align=left| Candido Sandoval | | | |align=left| |align=left| |- align=center |Win |26–0 |align=left| Gilberto Illueca | | | |align=left| |align=left|Retained WBA, ''The Ring'', and lineal bantamweight titles |- align=center |Win |25–0 |align=left| Eusebio Pedroza | | | |align=left| |align=left|Retained WBA, ''The Ring'', and lineal bantamweight titles |- align=center |Win |24–0 |align=left| Socrates Batoto | | | |align=left| |align=left|Retained WBA, ''The Ring'', and lineal bantamweight titles |- align=center |Win |23–0 |align=left| Thanomchit Sukhothai | | | |align=left| |align=left|Retained WBA, ''The Ring'', and lineal bantamweight titles |- align=center |Win |22–0 |align=left| Jorge Torres | | | |align=left| |align=left| |- align=center |Win |21–0 |align=left| Soo-Hwan Hong | | | |align=left| |align=left|Won WBA, ''The Ring'', and lineal bantamweight titles |- align=center |Win |20–0 |align=left| Tanny Amancio | | | |align=left| |align=left| |- align=center |Win |19–0 |align=left| Jose Antonio Rosa | | | |align=left| |align=left| |- align=center |Win |18–0 |align=left| Francisco Villegas | | | |align=left| |align=left| |- align=center |Win |17–0 |align=left| Adrian Zapanta | | | |align=left| |align=left| |- align=center |Win |16–0 |align=left| Shintaro Uchiyama | | | |align=left| |align=left| |- align=center |Win |15–0 |align=left| Raul Tirado | | | |align=left| |align=left| |- align=center |Win |14–0 |align=left| Cesar Ordonez | | | |align=left| |align=left| |- align=center |Win |13–0 |align=left| Pedro Ibanez | | | |align=left| |align=left| |- align=center |Win |12–0 |align=left| Tetsuro Kawakami | | | |align=left| |align=left| |- align=center |Win |11–0 |align=left| Felix Castro | | | |align=left| |align=left| |- align=center |Win |10–0 |align=left| Pedro Lara | | | |align=left| |align=left| |- align=center |Win |9–0 |align=left| Salvador Lozano | | | |align=left| |align=left| |- align=center |Win |8–0 |align=left| Julio Romero | | | |align=left| |align=left| |- align=center |Win |7–0 |align=left| Tortillo Armenta | | | |align=left| |align=left| |- align=center |Win |6–0 |align=left| Cruz Vega | | | |align=left| |align=left| |- align=center |Win |5–0 |align=left| Victor Plascencia | | | |align=left| |align=left| |- align=center |Win |4–0 |align=left| Sixto Esqueda | | | |align=left| |align=left| |- align=center |Win |3–0 |align=left| Juan Ramon Perez | | | |align=left| |align=left| |- align=center |Win |2–0 |align=left| Antonio Enriquez | | | |align=left| |align=left| |- align=center |Win |1–0 |align=left| Heraclio Amaya | | | |align=left| |align=left|

See also

*List of bantamweight boxing champions *List of WBA world champions *List of Mexican boxing world champions

References



External links

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Alfonso Zamora - CBZ Profile
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