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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."

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Camacho waves to his fans at the Banquet of ChampionsMarvelous Marvin Hagler and Camacho meet up in CanastotaAlways gracious, Camacho signs an autograph for a fan(leff to right) Angelo Dundee, comedian Pat Cooper, Camacho and Lou DuvaTrunks and boxing shoes worn by Camacho on display in the Hall of FameCamacho acknowledges his fans on the Hall of Fame groundsIn a fighting pose by the Hall of Fame Wall"Macho" Camacho puts 'em up by the Hall of Fame logoWrapping his hands before a public workout on the Hall of Fame groundsIn the ring for a workout exhibition on the Hall of Fame Fame groundsAlways a showman, Camacho works the speed bag during a public workout on the Hall of Fame grounds