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REMEMBERING HECTOR "MACHO" CAMACHO
NOVEMBER 27, 2012 - The International Boxing Hall of Fame joins the worldwide boxing community in mourning the loss of multi-division world champion Hector “Macho” Camacho, who passed away Saturday (Nov. 24th) in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Camacho was 50.
“’Macho’ Camacho brought so much excitement to the sport of boxing. He was a flashy, skillful boxer in the ring and a great entertainer with his flamboyant ring entrances and attire,” said Hall director Ed Brophy. “We were saddened to learn the news of his passing and offer our condolences to the entire Camacho family.” Camacho, famous for his colorful personality and showmanship, compiled a record of 79-6-3 (38 KOs). Never knocked out during his nearly 30 year career, he scored wins over Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, Rafael “Bazooka” Limon, Jose Luis Ramirez, Greg Haugen, Howard Davis, Vinny Paz, Cornelius Boza-Edwards, Freddie Roach, Roberto Duran, Sugar Ray Leonard and Edwin Rosario. Camacho was a frequent visitor to Canastota for the annual Hall of Fame Weekend and was always a fan favorite. “Camacho was absolutely fantastic with his fans, always taking time to sign an autograph, pose for a picture or talk about his legendary career” said Brophy. “It was always fun when Camacho brought ‘Macho Time’ to Canastota.”
Below are a few snapshots of Camacho during his many visits to “Boxing’s Hometown."