Former World Champion Julio “La Sombra” Zarate captured the vacant World Boxing Federation Latin Super Bantamweight title on Thursday night when he defeated Mexican countryman Francisco Dianzo at the Discoteca New York in Puebla, Mexico.
Zarate was a class above Dianzo, who failed to be a serious threat with his considerable punching-power, and dominated the proceedings from the first bell with good hand speed and nice moment. Zarate looked on top of his game, and never let Dianzo get the initiative.
The bout was stopped at 2:42 of the third round when referee Alex Arteaga had seen enough, awarding Zarate the victory by technical knockout.
With the win “La Zombra” improved his record to 29-6-2 (18), and got him back on track for another crack at a world championship. Dianzo fell to 24-10 (21), and it’s hard to see where he goes from here if he wants to be successful at the highest level.
The show was promoted by MRM Boxing Promoters.