16-Year Old Phenom DJ Zamora lll Scores Another First-Round Knockout in Second Pro Bout

DJ Zamora III, pictured center, with his family at the Pound 4 Pound Boxing Gym in Las Vegas in 2016 (Photo: Hustle Boss)

DJJ Zamora III

By Chris Robinson

Looking back, it’s still a bit surprising to see Demler (DJ) Zamora III fighting professionally. At Hustle Boss, we have been covering Zamora since he was nine years old, and now, at 16 years of age, his pro career is off to a booming start.

Zamora moved to 2-0 (2 KO’s) with a first round knockout this past Friday, Jan. 31 inside of the Big Punch Arena in Tijuana, Mexico.

Zamora, an accomplished amateur, is familiar to some readers through his recent years of training inside of the Pound 4 Pound Boxing Gym in Las Vegas, NV, one of the city’s top hotbeds for amateur talent. Prior to that, Zamora learned from the likes of Roger Mayweather at the Mayweather Boxing Club, so he’s been in good hands for many years now.

In this recent bout, DJ III landed a straight left that rocked his opponent and forced the referee to stop the contest. DJ Zamora III was a decorated amateur who now has started off his professional career with back-to-back first-round knockouts.

“The fight played out perfectly,” said Zamora III post-fight. “I worked so hard in this camp and this performance shows just how much work I put in. I’m looking to go back to Mexico next month to continue my quest to become a world champion.”

(Zamora III training with Roger Mayweather years ago)

Demler Zamora Jr., the father and trainer of Zamora III, had these visions for his son dating many years back.

“DJ trained hard for this bout and the goal is to keep him very active,” said Zamora Jr. “He fights well beyond his age and it is showing early in his professional career with these types of performances.”

Richard Barrientes Jr. works in the corner of Zamora III as an assistant and revealed how ready their charge was.

“DJ got great sparring this camp for this fight as he sparred Tugstsogt Nyambayar, who is fighting Gary Russell Jr for the WBC featherweight world title this weekend,” said Barrientes Jr. “DJ is a really good fighter who is getting better with each fight.”

Two of Zamora’s stablemates, prodigy boxing twins Angel Barrientes (1-0, 1 KO) and Chavez Barrientes (1-0, 1 KO), both 17-years old, unfortunately didn’t get to fight on the same card, as both of their opponents backed out at the last minute.


Chris Robinson can be reached at CRobinson@hustleboss.com

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