1978-02-25 Carlos Zarate w rsc 8 (15) Alberto Davila, Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA - WBC

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1978-02-25 Carlos Zarate w rsc 8 (15) Alberto Davila, Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA - WBC. Referee: Henry Elespuro. Starting well, Davila (117½) proved to be no respecter of reputations as he took the fight to the champion. Having been hurt and shaken up, Zarate (118) got down to business in the sixth and seventh rounds when firing off heavy left hooks. The eighth session turned out to be the last when Zarate trapped his rival in a corner before dropping him with a heavy left hook. Although Davila was up at the count of four, with his right eye bleeding badly the referee called a halt to proceedings. At the time of the finish there were 44 seconds of the session remaining.