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 early stages of his professional career as already 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
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


By Barbara Pinnella – We spent another fun night at a Thompson Boxing Promotions event. This time it was New Blood, held once again at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA. The main event for the evening was a good one. It featured Carlos “Memin” Carlson (22-3, 12 KOs) going up against Isaac “Dinamita” Zarate (13-3-2, 2 KOs). This fight was to go eight rounds in the featherweight division.

Both men were able to land some punches in the first round, but no real harm was done. Just before the bell in the second, a little flurry of punches by Zarate dropped Carlson. He didn’t appear to be hurt by the punch, but still suffered that knockdown.

In the third there were many, many power shots thrown and landed by both fighters. Just when it looked as if Zarate might be headed out of there, he came back with a vengeance and fought back hard. These two went at it from start to finish of that third round.

The fourth round was another rough and ready one, and still the power shots were flying. The fifth was a great one for Isaac. He landed some really hard leather on Carlos, snapping his head back on more than one occasion.

Carlson came back a bit in the sixth, but Zarate was still going strong. Isaac was able to land two good uppercuts while Carlos was holding him. Referee Jerry Cantu had been taking a careful look at Carlson for a few rounds, but we moved into the seventh.

As had been the case for a lot of the fight, Carlson would get Zarate up against the ropes, and Isaac would have to bull and push his way off of them. Often he could land punches as he was getting out of there as well.

Zarate was all over Carlson in the final round of this very good main event. He remained strong throughout the fight, and took advantages when he could. We went to the scorecards. All three judges saw the fight 78-73, all for Zarate.

“We would have been happy to fight at 122, but they chose 124 as the catch weight,” trainer Eddie Gonzalez said after the fight. But to say he was happy was an understatement. “The fight went according to plan – exactly!”

Isaac Zarate Vs Saul Hernandez: