50 year old Pugilist Hector Camacho dies after being involved in a shooting earlier this week in native Puerto Rico. Former boxing champ survivors include his parents, three sisters, a brother for sons and two grandsons. This time we want to tell you about oldest son, Hector Camacho Jr. who is also a professional boxer.
Hector Camacho Jr. was born September 20th, 1978 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Being the son of Legendary three-time world Champion Hector “Macho” Camacho I think it was kind of a faith thing following on his dad’s footsteps.
Hector Camacho Jr. was born when famed father was only 17 from a relationship with an ex-girlfriend.
At the early age of eight Camacho Jr. appeared during his father’s fight against Edwing Rosario in which father and son did a little joke entering the ring by making a little display combat. It seems Hector Jr. was rapidly influenced by his dad’s line of work and increasingly popularity besides being the first born and a boy.
He started as an amateur boxer with wins against Ishe Smith but after winning and award during this period he became pro in the middle 1990’s. As for his career as professional boxer, he has beaten opponents like Rocky Martinez and former world champion Phillip Holiday.
Take a look at his stats:
- Nickname: Machito
- Height: 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
- Reach: 175 cm (69 in)
- Stance: Southpaw
Throughout his boxing record he has had a total of 58 fights; he has won 52 from those and 4 losses. Of those wins, 28 were by KO; he has had one draw and one “no contests”
The no contest fight was against former world champion Jesse James Lejia and this particularly match marked the end of “Machito’s” popularity for many fans since is believed he quit the fight after he indicated he did not want to continue due to an unintentional headbutt by Lejia. Many felt he panicked and decided not to go on. His first loss came in 2002, fighting against Argentine Omar Weiss.
Now that Hector Machito Camacho Jr. is going through ruff times having lost not only his father but his once trainer I’m sure he has many memories of them as the 34 year old gives his dad the last goodbye; like the one back in 2005 in Tucson, Arizona where father and son co-starred an undercard.
During this difficult past days Senior Camacho’s family have been trying to decide what would be best since the athlete was declared brain dead; son Hector, wanted to keep him alive but it came down to Camacho’s mother to decide and I think she is right when she says “I lost my son three days ago. He’s alive only because of a machine. My son is not alive. My son is only alive for the people who love him”
Not an easy thing to say, but we wish them all the best in their lost.
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