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