1980-12-01 Hilario Zapata w pts 15 Jose Reinaldo Becerra, New Circus Bullring, Caracas, Venezuela - WBC

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1980-12-01 Hilario Zapata w pts 15 Jose Reinaldo Becerra, New Circus Bullring, Caracas, Venezuela - WBC. Referee: Richard Steele. Scorecards: 144-143, 146-143, 146-146. In a much tougher fight than he expected, Zapata (108) escaped with the split decision when given a stiff argument by the unheralded Becerra (107). Although he had home advantage, the challenger proved his ability by fathoming out Zapata's awkward southpaw style.