Originally Posted by tlarry
Macho Camacho would have been a helluva fight with Pacquiao. Macho wouldn't have wasted a second signing that fight. Floyd Junior is more of a puzzy hand picking opponents. Floyd Junior is not the fighter Camacho was.
In his peak years, Camacho would have been all over an opponent like Mayweather, and would have turned him upside-down and inside-out. To this day, is only rival for speed and footwork combined I'd say, was Roy Jones. As for Cotto, there is no comparison in skill, heart, durability. Camacho was a star, about whom I've written several times over the years.
I first heard of him when he put together a string of about 4-5 successive KOs against top opposition. He was described as a blazing comet-in a strictly political newspaper which never reported on boxing. I remember I was living in the Middle-East and I think he was the 130 lb. champ.