This Day in Boxing October 28, 1978 Gomez KOs Zarate
Championship fight would be $2 billion dollar fight today
Carlos Zarate 122
Wilfredo Gomez 122
Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto Rico L TKO 5/15
time: 0:44 referee: Harry Gibbs
WBC World super bantamweight title
Both fighters were over 124lbs on first attempt at scales. Zarate had to make four trips to make 122lbs. Gomez knocked down Zarate twice in the fourth round, the second knockdown coming after the bell had sounded. Referee Harry Gibbs stopped the fight when Zarate was dropped again in the fifth and the Mexican corner threw in the towel.