1977.- At the Forum, Inglewood in California, it was a fireworks clash of Mexican bantamweight Champions between Carlos Zarate (WBC) and Alfonso Zamora (WBA) in a bout scheduled for 10 rounds. Zarate got the triumph via TKO in 4th round. Referee, Richard Steele, intervened to stop the action. A funny anecdote of this bout was that a “streaker” danced up to the ring. Security promptly arrived, covering his shortcomings and escorted him from center stage.
March 22, 2013: Four years since his passing, after his last valient battle, his loved ones and his legion of friends at the WBC and elsewhere, remember with fondness tears and smiles, a great man blessed with the wonderful gift of radiating friendship. God Bless Don Raul "Raton" Macias.