International Boxing Hall of Fame

Daniel Zaragoza

"The Mouse"

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Daniel Zaragoza (born December 11, 1957, in Mexico City, Mexico) was a professional boxer. Known as "The Mouse," Zaragoza a popular champion in the super bantamweight division throughout the 1980s and 1990s.

Professional career

Zaragoza turned pro in 1980 and in 1985 captured the vacant WBC bantamweight title with a disqualification victory over Freddie Jackson. He lost the title in his first defense to Miguel "Happy" Lora.

The following year he moved up to super bantamweight and in 1988 captured the vacant WBC super bantamweight title with a knockout win over Carlos Zarate. After five successful defenses, he lost the belt to Paul Banke in 1990.

The following year, Zaragoza regaind the belt with a split decision win over Kiyoshi Hatanaka. He went on to defend the belt twice before losing to Thierry Jacob. In his next two fights he battled newly crowned WBC super bantamweight titleholder Tracy Harris Patterson, drawing with Patterson in the first bout and losing by knockout in the second bout when the fight was stopped due to a cut.

In 1995 he would yet again get another crack at the title, taking on Hector Acero-Sanchez for the WBC super bantamweight title. The bout was ruled a draw, but Zaragoza fought a rematch with Sanchez later in the year and won the belt via split decision. He was able to defend the title four times before losing to then-undefeated Erik Morales in 1997, who knocked out Zaragoza in the 11th round. Zaragoza retired after the bout with a record of 55-8-3.

He was inducted to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2004.

 

Preceded by
Alberto Davila
Vacated
WBC Bantamweight Champion
4 May 19859 Aug 1985
Succeeded by
Miguel "Happy" Lora
Preceded by
Jeff Fenech
Vacated
WBC Super Bantamweight Champion
29 Feb 198823 Apr 1990
Succeeded by
Paul Banke
Preceded by
Kiyoshi Hatanaka
WBC Super Bantamweight Champion
14 Jun 199120 Mar 1992
Succeeded by
Thierry Jacob
Preceded by
Hector Acero-Sanchez
WBC Super Bantamweight Champion
2 Jun 19956 Sep 1997
Succeeded by
Erik Morales

Amateur career

  • 1979 Represented Mexico as a bantamweight at the Pan-American Games in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Results were:
  • Represented Mexico as a bantamweight at the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games. Results were: