Hector Camacho, a poor man's Sugar ray Leonard.

Hector Camacho, a poor man's Sugar ray Leonard.

Post by interne » Fri, 22 Jun 2001 10:43:20


Camamcho is a poor man's Sugar Ray Leonard.  Camamcho lost several of his
big fights and ran hiswhole carerr, he is good but not great....

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Hector Camacho, a poor man's Sugar ray Leonard.

Post by Charles Van Morr » Mon, 25 Jun 2001 04:22:34


Quote:
> Camamcho is a poor man's Sugar Ray Leonard.  Camamcho lost several of his
> big fights and ran hiswhole carerr, he is good but not great....


Not everybody can be consistent and maintain a standard of excellence
for long, but you really should watch Camacho's fights from the time
he KOed Rafael Limon to the night Edwin Rosario hit him very hard and
took his heart away. Camacho back then was really something special
and he was knocking everybody out, he was a very, very promissing
fighter back in 1984, he had every bit as much potential as Meldrick
Taylor before Chavez or Floyd Mayweather does now, he was a superb
boxer with freakish speed and real power when he had the heart to
commit to his punches.

Charles

 
 
 

Hector Camacho, a poor man's Sugar ray Leonard.

Post by Ivan Weis » Mon, 25 Jun 2001 05:01:39



Quote:

> Not everybody can be consistent and maintain a standard of excellence
> for long, but you really should watch Camacho's fights from the time
> he KOed Rafael Limon to the night Edwin Rosario hit him very hard and
> took his heart away. Camacho back then was really something special
> and he was knocking everybody out, he was a very, very promissing
> fighter back in 1984, he had every bit as much potential as Meldrick
> Taylor before Chavez or Floyd Mayweather does now, he was a superb
> boxer with freakish speed and real power when he had the heart to
> commit to his punches.

I agree. Camacho during that period was as good at 130-135 pounds as Floyd
Mayweather Jr, as good as Pernell Whitaker, as good as anyone I have seen at
that weight. His fight with Rosario was a great one, and in retrospect, was
indeed a turning point for him. I hope some day Hector speaks honestly about
the turn his career took after that fight.

Anyone who thinks I am exaggerating should watch the tapes and see if I am.

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Hector Camacho, a poor man's Sugar ray Leonard.

Post by The Sanity Cruzer » Mon, 25 Jun 2001 05:11:23


Quote:
> Not everybody can be consistent and maintain a standard of excellence
> for long, but you really should watch Camacho's fights from the time
> he KOed Rafael Limon to the night Edwin Rosario hit him very hard and
> took his heart away. Camacho back then was really something special
> and he was knocking everybody out, he was a very, very promissing
> fighter back in 1984, he had every bit as much potential as Meldrick
> Taylor before Chavez or Floyd Mayweather does now, he was a superb
> boxer with freakish speed and real power when he had the heart to
> commit to his punches.

Few nowadays seem to either recall or know how great Camacho was early on in
his career.  It's good to see not everyone allows the current (heck, the
past 15 years!) version of Camacho taint history and  what a spectacular
performer he was and could have been.

Young Hector, to no surprise, was a head-case who decided to (IIRC) tangle
with the wrong person, Don King.  That cost Camacho his title, time, and a
lot of emotional energy.  Add to that, Camacho's willingness to
self-destruct with ***, and you end up with a fighter who was not able to
maintain his peak over a long period of time, but who has hung around far
longer than some no-talent fighter ever could and achieve the results he
has.

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Hector Camacho, a poor man's Sugar ray Leonard.

Post by smoooth.. » Wed, 27 Jun 2001 03:28:41

Hector had the fastest hands p4p of all time
 
 
 

Hector Camacho, a poor man's Sugar ray Leonard.

Post by sneek » Wed, 27 Jun 2001 04:12:10

His hands were fast, but to throw speed with alot of power is another story.
Ray Leonard, Roy Jones and Shane Mosely would beat him out in that catagory.
Also speed for speed, I think Medrick Taylor was faster than Macho also, I
once saw them on the same card in Vegas, I think it was in 93', so I got to
witness up close and compare the two.

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> Hector had the fastest hands p4p of all time

 
 
 

Hector Camacho, a poor man's Sugar ray Leonard.

Post by COBALT19 » Wed, 27 Jun 2001 09:17:20


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>Hector had the fastest hands p4p of all tim

Let me guess..

A troll.
Brian Davis
Riverdale, IL

 
 
 

Hector Camacho, a poor man's Sugar ray Leonard.

Post by mwhaugh » Wed, 27 Jun 2001 22:49:38


Quote:

>His hands were fast, but to throw speed with alot of power is another story.
>Ray Leonard, Roy Jones and Shane Mosely would beat him out in that catagory.
>Also speed for speed, I think Medrick Taylor was faster than Macho also, I
>once saw them on the same card in Vegas, I think it was in 93', so I got to
>witness up close and compare the two.

Hector Sr. was still fast in '93, but that was probably 10 years past his best.

-mwh