ZEFERINO ENTERTAINMENT &
GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS PRESENT
HECTOR CAMACHO Jr. VS. "YORY BOY" CAMPAS
LATINO INVASION 2: REVENGE OF THE SON
LIVE ON PAY PER VIEW
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30 9 PM ET/ 6 PM PT
FROM THE DON HASKINS CENTER AT UTEP EL PASO, TX
Puerto Rican Camacho Jr. to defend WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation Belt against Mexican “Yory Boy” Campas
Hector ‘Machito’ Camacho, Jr. and Luis ‘Yory Boy’ Campas will face off in what fight fans expect to be a challenging and exciting 12 round championship fight which promises to provide great boxing entertainment and a little drama as well. The 30 year old Camacho, Jr., son of former 4-time world champion, Hector “Macho Man” Camacho, will be looking to jump back into the world title picture when he defends his WBC Caribbean Light Middleweight title against Campas, a 2-time world champion from Mexico. The Camacho Jr. vs Campas championship fight is scheduled for 10 rounds.
Zeferino Entertainment in association with Golden Boy Promotions presents LATINO INVASION 2 “The Revenge of the Son”. Hector “Machito” Camacho, Jr. vs. Luis “Yory Boy” Campas will be distributed live on pay per view by MultiVision Media, Inc. on Friday, October 30 at 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT. The suggested retail price for LATINO INVASION 2 “The Revenge of the Son”is $24.95.
The venue of the fight will be the Don Haskins Center at the University of Texas at El Paso. Tickets are priced at $25, $40, $60 and $100. Tickets are available at the UTEP Ticket Center, or by calling Ticketmaster 1-800-736-1420 and online at www.ticketmaster.com.
“This fight card will provide great entertainment for the boxing enthusiast”, said promoter Zeferino Ramirez. “The fight fans will see a tough fight with some good solid boxing with the Camacho Jr. vs. Campas brawl. Campas will make ‘Machito’ rise to the occasion and will either wipe the smile off his face or he will have to get on a horse and ride into the sunset”, added Ramirez.”
The promoter added, “As for Camacho Jr., he will face an opponent who has fought the best and is still going strong. He needs to demonstrate that he can deal with an experienced fighter or see his title aspirations fade away.”
Camacho, Jr., originally from Puerto Rico but now fighting out of Orlando, Florida comes in with a 49-3-1 (27 KO’s) record. In addition to being the current WBC Caribbean champion, he has held the USBO Welterweight crown and NABA Light Welterweight title.
For Camacho, Jr., this fight is personal considering Campas just fought a draw with his famous father last May. “Yeah, I have a score to settle with Yory Boy,” he stated. “This is not just important to me, but my dad also. He thought he won the fight between them and now, I have to come in and make sure there is no doubt.”
This will be Camacho, Jr’s. second fight in El Paso, so he knows the fight fans well.
“I enjoyed my first fight there back in 1998 and have seen a lot of fights on TV from there. I’ve always wanted to come back to fight a meaningful fight in El Paso. As always, I’m looking forward to putting on a show for them, added Camacho, Jr.”
The 38 year old Campas is one of Mexico’s all-time greats, building an impressive 92-14-2 (74 KO’s) record over his almost 19-year professional career. He is a 2-time world champion, having captured the IBF World Light Welterweight and Welterweight titles during his career that began in 1991.
Campas won his first 56 bouts, including 50 by knockout. In a battle with Puerto Rican icon Felix Trinidad in 1994, Campas floored him. Trinidad wound up stopping Yory Boy in a stirring scrap. He lost his Welterweight crown to Fernando Vargas and also fought world champion Oscar De La Hoya, and several other greats.
Campas has shown his ring relevance first in a narrow loss to unbeaten Irish stand out John Duddy and then with an amazing, first round KO over ex-world champ Alejandro “Terra” Garcia in Tijuana last Nov. 8.
Duddy was 17-0 when he fought Campas, sustaining cuts over both eyes and winning a hotly disputed decision. The damage done by Campas put Duddy out of action for six months and the Irishman’s handlers refused to consider a rematch.
Some thought Campas might be declining but then came his sizzling, shocking upset over the
26-3 Garcia, the former WBA junior middleweight champion. Campas floored Garcia three times in a one-round blitzkrieg.
Some have forgotten but Campas even surpassed Rocky Marciano’s magic mark of 49-0.
Campas is a man looking to climb back into the rankings and sees an opportunity in the Camacho, Jr. fight.
“This is not about me proving I can beat both Camacho Jr. and Sr.” he pointed out.
“Everyone knows (but them) that I beat the father. I’m here to get a win over a young fighter with a good record and get myself into a position to fight for the world title again. I believe I can still fight a lot and will prove it on October 30th.