Originally Posted by The Spider
It was only a shadow of the great Carlos Zarate that Fenech beat, but I'm sure I've heard Zarate quoted that he thinks even at his peak he couldn't have beaten Fenech. High praise indeed and if Zarate didn't honestly think it, he would have no cause to say it.
True, Zarate was a 36 year old who'd been retired for about 7 years and had fought nobody since making a comeback. High praise indeed from Carlos, although I wonder if he meant that he could never beat Fenech at 122 rather than 118. Zarate had little success when fighting the bigger boys and Fenech was a big 122 lber