3 Years After His Death, Hector “Macho” Camacho Receives a Great Honor

It’s about time. Hector “Macho” Camacho, the late boxing champion, will be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in New York.

…And the Puerto Rican earned it. He was one of the biggest boxing stars in the 1980s after winning world titles at junior lightweight, lightweight and junior welterweight thanks to his agility and skills. One of his most memorable fights was in 1997 with Sugar Ray Leonard. He knocked him out in the fifth round straight into retirement.

Camacho boxed until he was 48 years old. He was shot and killed in Puerto Rico in 2012.

Read more about Camacho’s career and another inductees from ESPN here.

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