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Zarate vs. Dianzo Crossroads Fight

Posted on June 6 2012                                              Bookmark and Share
By: Clive Baum           



In a real crossroads fight this coming Thursday, June 7, at the Discoteca New York in Atlixco, Puebla, Mexico, former World Bantamweight Champion Julio “La Sombra” Zarate takes on fellow Mexican Francisco Dianzo for the vacant World Boxing Federation Latin Super Bantamweight title.

Zarate, 28-6-2 (17), lost his last outing by decision to another former world champion, Tomas Rojas, and needs a victory over Dianzo to get back in contention for the highest level. As does “Panterita” Dianzo, 24-9 (21), who, while coming off a victory in his last bout, has dropped most of his recent significant encounters with top-class opposition.

Zarate must be considered the favorite in this fight. Having shared a ring with Hideki Todaka in Japan, whom he beat to become World Champion in 2004, Volodymyr Sidorenko in Germany, Mahyar Monshipour in France, Jeffrey Mathebula in South Africa, and the aforementioned Rojas, he brings a wealth of experience to the table.

But Dianzo is probably the more powerful of the two, and has the ability to end a fight with one shot. His last fifteen wins came inside the distance, and he will certainly be going for the knockout against Zarate, knowing he will likely come in second if the fight goes to the scorecards, and that if he doesn’t win his future in the ring will look bleak.  

The Julio Zarate vs. Francisco Dianzo WBF Latin Super Bantamweight title fight will be promoted by MRM Boxing Promoters on a televised card that also features a second Super Bantamweight title fight between Javier Romano and Flavio Hernandez.

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