By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent
It took only 90 seconds for southpaw featherweight Carlos ‘The Matrix’ Marrero, 22-1, 16 knockouts, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to shut up 26-0 Carlos Zambrano of Mia, Peru, at Sam’s Town & Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, Nevada, and win the interim World Boxing Association World Featherweight title and vacant international Boxing Organization World Featherweight title., on Saturday, April 19, 2017.
On Saturday, April 29, 2017, Boxing Scene’s Ryan Burton ran an interview with Zambrano, who stated “Marrero isn’t as fast as he thinks he is, and we will all see that Saturday.” Say it isn’t so. The same day, the answer revealed itself in spectacular fashion.
It wasn’t so. Floyd Mayweather Jr., who signed Zambrano last year, Boxing Scene, and the 26-0 Zambrano got taken to the cleaners. Brizel’s moral of the story is “Be careful before you overconfidently brag, egotistically say and do the wrong thing, and boast. Come the moment of truth, you who think you know everything might become subconscious toast.”
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A jab followed by a right hand sent Zambrano to the canvas on all fours at 1:20 of round one, where he was ten counted out by veteran referee Vic Drakulich. This was the interim world champion Carlos Zambrano’s first bout under the Mayweather Promotions banner.
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