Camacho angry at Campas

Hector “Machito” Camacho, current WBC Caribbean Light Middleweight champion and son of former 4-time world champion, Hector “Macho Man” Camacho, is very bothered as he moves into the final preparation for his upcoming first defense of his title, which will take place on Friday, October 30 live on pay-per-view from the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, TX. at 9 pm ET/ 6 pm PT.


“I hear that Campas and his manager Joe Diaz are saying that a Puerto Rican fighter can never beat a Mexican fighter,” said the angry Camacho. “They must be smoking too much of the peace pipe or Campas must be breathing the thin air of the mountains of Mexico. They are out of their minds?”

“Campas can’t try to claim that Puerto Ricans cannot beat Mexicans because although he floored Trinidad in their September, 1994 big fight, Trinidad gave him a headache that he probably still feels today. When you look at some of the great matches like Wilfredo Gomez vs. Carlos Zarate, Wilfredo Benitez vs. Carlos Palomino, or Edwin “El Chapo” Rosario vs. Jose Luis Ramirez II, he forgets what happened there.”

“Campas and Diaz say that Puerto Ricans are big mouths who talk a lot of ‘s--t‘. They say my father talked s--- and couldn’t knock Campas out. My father has been in wars and danced around the greats of boxing. Even at the age of 47 he looked pretty good.”

“Campas claims he was robbed of the decision and that he’s going to shut me up with his fists. Now I respect the old man because I know he still has a hard punch, he’s a Mexican warrior and he wants to regain all he says he lost. He leads a clean life. When you do that, you don’t have to go through changes when you go into your training camp.”

“But Campas thinks he’s fighting the old “Machito”, the guy who gave up against Leija. I own up to what I did back then, but I learned from that fight. I am a completely re-dedicated fighter who promises that I will once more become a world champion. I respect my regional title but I’m going for the gold. I respect what I had to do to get here, but I know I have to regain the respect of many fight fans and even the respect of the media.”

Camacho added, “I am not taking Campas lightly, despite his age. Instead I want to make sure that when people watch this fight on Friday night, and see me pummel his face to the ground, they will think of the last time another Puerto Rican did that to Campas. And it will be “Junior’s time.”

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Hector "Machito" Camacho (49-3-1, 27 KOs) defends his WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation light middleweight title against the hard-hitting veteran Luis Ramon "Yuri Boy" Campas (92-14-1, 74 KOs) in the main event of the "LATIN INVASION 2: REVENGE OF THE SON!" pay-per-event LIVE from the UTEP Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. In the co-main event, WBA #1 super bantamweight contender Antonio Escalante (21-2, 13 KOs) battles Carlos Fulgencio (11-3-1, 7 KOs). "LATIN INVASION 2" is presented by Zeferino Entertainment in association with Golden Boy Promotions and is available LIVE on pay-per-view on iN DEMAND, DIRECTV and DISH Network, TVN Entertainment and Viewer's Choice Canada beginning at 6pm PST/9pm EST at the affordable price of $24.95! Tickets are still available at Ticketmaster (including online) or can be purchased at the Don Haskins Center box office (915-747-5234).