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Hector 'Macho' Camacho

Héctor Camacho (born May 24, 1962), nicknamed "Macho Camacho", is a Puerto Rican professional boxer. His son, Héctor Camacho Jr., is also a boxer. Camacho was born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, but his family moved to Spanish Harlem when he was a child. He ran into trouble there as a teen, getting into fights and landing in jail at 15. He also learned boxing and karate as a teenager, and since he demonstrated talent as a boxer, he chose that sport as a career. He is the first fighter to win in seven different divisions. Camacho won three New York Golden Gloves Championships. Camacho won the 1978 112 lb Sub-Novice Championship, 1979 118 lb Open Championship and 1980 119 lb Open Championship. In 1979 Camacho defeated Paul DeVorce of the Yonkers Police Athletic League in the finals to win the title, and in 1980 Camacho defeated Tyrone Jackson in the finals to win the Championship. Camacho trained at the LaSombra Sporting Club in New York. After a stellar amateur career, Camacho began a quick rise through the professional rankings, first in the Featherweight and then in the Junior Lightweight division. He was so confident that he claimed he could beat World featherweight champions Salvador

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Hector 'Macho' Camacho's Body -- Coming to America

'Macho' Camacho's Body
Coming to America

The body of Hector "Macho" Camacho was loaded onto an airplane in Puerto Rico today -- a plane bound for the United States, where a private funeral is scheduled to be held this week.As we… READ MORE >

Hector 'Macho' Camacho -- Open Casket Farewell [Photo]

'Macho' Camacho
Open Casket Farewell

Hector "Macho" Camacho's body is currently on display at a public viewing in Puerto Rico -- three days after the boxing legend's death.The public viewing is being held at Centro de Recreacion in… READ MORE >

- 729 days ago
Hector 'Macho' Camacho Dead -- Boxing Legend Dies from Gunshot Injuries

Hector 'Macho' Camacho
DIES From Gunshot Injuries

Hector "Macho" Camacho has died from injuries he sustained in a drive-by shooting in Puerto Rico. Dr. Ernesto Torres, director of the Centro Medico trauma center in Puerto Rico, said Camacho… READ MORE >

- 732 days ago
Hector 'Macho' Camacho -- Family Decides to Take Boxing Legend Off Life Support

Hector 'Macho' Camacho
Family Decides to Take Boxer Off Life Support

Boxing legend Hector "Macho" Camacho will be taken off life support, the boxing legend's rep tells TMZ.According to the rep, Camacho's family made the decision to remove him from life support… READ MORE >

- 734 days ago
Hector 'Macho' Camacho -- Cocaine Found in Victim's Car

Hector 'Macho' Camacho
Cocaine Found In Victim's Car

At least 10 baggies of cocaine were found at the scene where Hector "Macho" Camacho was shot last night ... this according to officials in Puerto Rico. Cops say ... Camacho's friend, who was… READ MORE >

- 735 days ago
'Macho' Camacho -- 'Very, Very, Very, Very Critical'

'Macho' Camacho
'Very, Very, Very, Very Critical'

7:49 AM PT -- The man who was killed in the shooting has been identified as 49-year-old Adrian Mojica Moreno. Law enforcement tells TMZ ... Adrian and Hector were childhood friends. Adrian was not… READ MORE >

- 735 days ago
Hector 'Macho' Camacho -- Boxing Legend SHOT in Puerto Rico

'Macho' Camacho
Boxing Legend SHOT in Puerto Rico

Hector "Macho" Camacho is in critical condition after being SHOT multiple times in Puerto Rico tonight ... this according to multiple reports. The former boxing champ was reportedly in the… READ MORE >

- 735 days ago
Hector 'Macho' Camacho ARRESTED -- Accused of Stomping Child

'Macho' Camacho Arrested
Accused of STOMPING Child

Former boxing champ Hector "Macho" Camacho has been arrested for child abuse ... after allegedly slamming his teenage son to the ground and stomping on him last year. According to the Orlando… READ MORE >

- 967 days ago
Boxer Hector 'Macho' Camacho: 'Memba Him?

Boxer Hector 'Macho' Camacho: 'Memba Him?

In the '80s and '90s, Hector "Macho" Camacho became famous as a three-time world champion boxer. Guess what he looks like now! READ MORE >

- 1546 days ago
Lord of the Ring

Lord of the Ring

The 48-year-old resurfaced at some event in Miami on Wednesday, looking healthy.In 2007, Hector was sentenced to seven years in prison for burglary. A judge later suspended most of the sentence… READ MORE >

- 1546 days ago

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