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Hector “Macho” Camacho expects to fight the winner of Miguel Cotto vs. Ricardo Mayorga

By Francisco Hernandez: Speaking to Mexican media, Hector “Macho” Camacho expects to be fighting the winner of the Miguel Cotto vs. Ricardo Mayorga fight. This will be Camacho’s final fight before he finally retires. Camacho is 48 years old, but the way that Cotto has been performing and the lack of boxing skills on the part of Mayorga, I can see elderly Camacho taking either of them out by decision.

In his prime Hector Camacho was one of the best boxers in the sport. His flamboyant attire opened up the boxing sport to sensational clowns like Prince Naseem Hamed and Jorge “Maromero” Paez. Camacho could do anything, he fought everybody; he could knock out Sugar Ray Leonard for the IBC middleweight title, then immediate fight Oscar de la Hoya for the WBC welterweight title in his next fight. Roberto Duran would hurt his feelings and make Camacho cry, and then Camacho would decision Duran in two fights for the middleweight and then the super middleweight title. Camacho would fight Julio Cesar Chavez for the junior welterweight title and then a few fights later face Felix Trinidad for the welterweight title. Camacho had so much skill that he could have probably fought heavyweights and survived. Camacho never lost a fight by knockout.

Camacho was the thorn of Italian boxers Vinny Pazienza and Ray Mancini who both fell to Camacho in the junior welterweight divisions. Camacho decisioned legendary trainer and then lightweight contender Freddie Roach. Camacho would next defeat the tragic Puerto Rican fighter Edwin Rosario, who is now in heaven.

Hector Camacho probably had more boxing potential than he ever showed in the ring; he lost much of that potential to the stormy life he led outside the ring: drug use, marriage troubles involving physical violence, burglary, jail and probation. Now Hector Camacho is making a name for himself as a salsa dancer on Univision, a Spanish language television channel in the US.


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