Isaac Zarate


Super Bantamweight Isaac Zarate is one in which fight fans are sure to hear plenty about in the years to come.

A quick-handed southpaw, Zarate in his professional career as taking titles such as the WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation and the NABF strap. This all becomes even more impressive when you add in the fact that he turned professional after just fourteen amateur fights.

Isaac is Promoted by Thompson Boxing Promotions

Managed by Eddie Gonzalez


Date Opponent Result
2018-06-23 Ramiro Robles UD
2018-02-16 Christian Ayala UD
2017-10-20 Christian Esquivel TD (D)
2017-07-21 Carlos Carlson UD
2017-05-17 Erick Ituarte SD (L)
2016-09-23 Saul Hernandez SD (L)
2015-10-23 Heriberto Delgado D
2015-07-24 Jesus Sarrano TKO
2015-05-22 Fernando Fuentes UD
2015-02-20 Pedro Melo UD
2014-10-24 Fernando Samaniego UD
2014-08-22 Guadalupe Barrera KO
2014-05-16 Juan Reyes MD (D)
2014-02-28 Christian Torres UD
2013-08-24 Erik Ruiz MD
2013-06-29 Tramaine Williams UD (L)
2012-11-16 Abel Gomez UD
2012-07-20 Jeremy Longoria UD
2012-05-11 Gustavo Rojas UD
2012-04-06 Francisco Camacho UD
2011-10-14 Anthony Briones UD



ORANGE, Calif. (June 24, 2018) – Super bantamweight Isaac Zarate (15-3-3, 2 KOs) defeated fellow lefty Ramiro Robles (15-8-1, 8 KOs) by unanimous decision in Friday night’s “New Blood” main event from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif.

Zarate, fighting out of San Pedro, Calif., adjusted his game plan as the fight went on showing patience in the opening rounds, and turning up the pace the rest of the way.

“I didn’t know a great deal about him going in so I needed to know what he could do before I started my attack,” Zarate said. “He was hard to hit at first, but I found the angles once I got comfortable.”


Going in, Zarate understood the difficulty in facing a tough boxer like Robles, who had previously seen action against world champion Danny Roman. Robles made things interesting by sustaining punches and going on the counter attack. His work rate, however, did not match that of Zarate’s, which was his ultimate unraveling.

Zarate won with scores 77-75 twice and 78-74.

In the “New Blood” co-feature, lightweight Manuel Mendez (16-2-3, 11 KOs) of Indio, Calif. power punched his way to a unanimous decision win over Gilberto Espinoza (9-1, 5 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico.

The fight featured excellent action with very little holding with both boxers landing strikes inside the pocket. Mendez, using his trademark pressure, preferred to load up with power punches to the head and body, while Espinoza was more active with a jab and countered well.

Espinoza, sensing he had to turn the tide, switched back and forth between orthodox and southpaw in the middle rounds in an effort to confuse the stronger Mendez. Mendez, however, didn’t bite on the tactic and stayed disciplined with his game plan.

Top bantamweight prospect Saul Sanchez (9-0, 5 KOs) of Pacoima, Calif. showed why he’s among the finest young boxers in the bantamweight division by dispatching Leonardo Torres (4-12, 1 KO) at the 2:24 mark of the third round.

Sanchez scored pay dirt at the end of the second round when a bevy of punches nearly sent Torres through the ropes. Torres would beat the count, but was badly wounded.

In the third, Sanchez consistently backed up Torres with a strong jab and excellent body work. He scored a knockdown midway through the round and promptly finished him toward the end with a series of heavy punches.

Brandon Valdes (11-0, 6 KOs), a talented super bantamweight from Colombia, showed a diverse skill set in his unanimous decision sweep of Mexico’s Jose Fabian Naranjo (3-9-2, 1 KO). Valdes’ hand speed was of the superior variety and his shifty defense made him close to impossible to hit.

Valdes also showed tactical patience in waiting for clear openings to materialize, while never really forcing the issue. Scores 40-36 all around.

Lightweight prospect George Acosta (6-0, 1 KO) of the southern Los Angeles city of Whittier cruised to a unanimous decision win over Mexico’s Juan Alberto Castillo (1-1, 1 KO) in the night’s second bout.

Acosta owned a sizeable height advantage over Castillo and used it to control the fight. He knocked down Castillo in the first and never looked back. Acosta used an active jab to set up a body attack that had Castillo gassed by the fourth round. Scores: 40-35 twice, 39-36.

Featherweight prospect Anthony Chavez (6-0, 2 KOs) of San Bernardino, Calif. wasted no time in getting the action started. He pounced on the slow-footed Josafath Vazquez (5-4, 3 KOs) in the opening moments of the first round. A strong combination forced Vazquez onto the ropes where Chavez scored a knockdown.

Chavez then carefully stalked Vazquez and put him down for good with another batch of punches at the 1:45 mark of the first round. Chavez is managed by Henry Ramirez.

Photo Credit Carlos Baeza / Thompson Boxing Promotions

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