Daniel Zaragoza

Daniel Zaragoza
Daniel Zaragoza
Real name Daniel Zaragoza
Nickname(s) The Mouse
Rated at Super Bantamweight
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Nationality Mexico Mexican
Born December 11, 1957 (1957-12-11) (age 53)
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 66
Wins 55
Wins by KO 28
Losses 8
Draws 3
No contests 0

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


Amateur career

  • 1979 Represented Mexico as a bantamweight at the Pan-American Games in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Results were:
    • Defeated Alfonso Abata (Ecuador)
    • Lost to Jackie Beard (United States) points
  • Represented Mexico as a bantamweight at the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games. Results were:
    • Defeated Philip Sutcliffe (Ireland) points
    • Defeated Ray Gilbody (Great Britain) points
    • Lost to Michael Parris (Guyana) TKO by 2

Professional career

In October of 1980, Zaragoza won his pro debut against Ernesto Gutierrez.

WBC Bantamweight Championship

In 1985 he captured the vacant WBC Bantamweight title with a disqualification victory over Freddie Jackson.

He lost his title in his first defense to Miguel "Happy" Lora. In his next bout, he suffered a loss to future hall of fame member Jeff Fenech.

WBC Super Bantamweight Championship

Zaragoza moved up in weight in his next bout and scored 7 consecutive wins before capturing the vacant WBC Super Bantamweight title with a knockout win over future hall of fame member Carlos Zarate.

He successfully defended his title four times, which included wins over future champion Valerio Nati, Paul Banke (16-3-0), Frankie Duarte (47-7-1), and former champion Chan-Yong Park. In 1990, he lost the belt to Paul Banke whom he had defeated just three fights prior.

Two fights later, Zaragoza regained the belt with a split decision win over Kiyoshi Hatanaka. He defended the belt against Chun Huh (25-2-0) of South Korea and avenged his loss against Paul Banke. In 1992, he lost his title to Thierry Jacob. In his next two fights he battled newly crowned WBC super bantamweight titleholder Tracy Harris Patterson, who had recently defeated Jacob. He fought to a draw with Patterson in the first bout and lost by knockout in the second bout when the fight was stopped due to a cut.

Oldest Super Bantamweight Champion

In 1995 he would yet again get another crack at the title against WBC Super Bantamweight champion Hector Acero-Sanchez, who had defeated Tracy Harris Patterson to win the 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. At 36 years 11 months, he became the oldest super bantamweight champion in history.[1]

Zaragoza was able to defend the title four times, including two wins against former and future champion Joichiro Tatsuyoshi, a win over Tsuyoshi Harada (20-1-0), and a win against undefeated bantamweight champion Wayne McCullough who had recently moved up in weight. On Sep 6, 1997, he lost his title to then-undefeated 21 year old Erik Morales, who knocked out Zaragoza in the 11th round. Zaragoza retired after the bout at the age of 39 with a record of 55-8-3.


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

Preceded by
Alberto Davila
WBC Bantamweight Champion
4 May 1985–9 Aug 1985
Succeeded by
Miguel "Happy" Lora
Preceded by
Jeff Fenech
WBC Super Bantamweight Champion
29 Feb 1988–23 Apr 1990
Succeeded by
Paul Banke
Preceded by
Kiyoshi Hatanaka
WBC Super Bantamweight Champion
14 Jun 1991–20 Mar 1992
Succeeded by
Thierry Jacob
Preceded by
Hector Acero-Sanchez
WBC Super Bantamweight Champion
2 Jun 1995–6 Sep 1997
Succeeded by
Erik Morales


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