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Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. Mourns, Praises Hector Camacho

By Fernando Schwartz, notifight.com

Mexican legend Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. is mourning the loss of former champion Hector "Macho" Camacho of Puerto Rico. Camacho was shot by an unknown attacker on Tuesday night in Bayamon. Doctors confirmed the boxer was brain dead on Thursday morning, and his life support system is going to be turned off on Friday.

In a very high profile fight in 1992, an 81-0 Chavez won a twelve round unanimous decision over Camacho.

"It's sad with what happened to Camacho. The truth is, he was a great friend - even though we were rivals and there was a great rivalry between Puerto Rico and Mexico. I think he's the best friend I've had out of of all of the fighters I've faced," Chavez said.

"He's one of the best boxers of all time. He revolutionized boxing. He was very charismatic and controversial....talkative, but very good, very fast. As a person he was outgoing, talkative, but unfortunately he got into a lot of trouble because his personality. The only thing I can say is that we are great friends. After the fight there were always signs of affection and appreciation. We hugged and he is a great person. "

"It was one of the biggest fights of my career....broke records on pay-per-view. Although people say I beat him easy, it wasn't. He was a very fast fighter and it was very difficult for me."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by elghetto on 11-23-2012

Before that night,i have 9 years old and macho was my idol,after the fight chavez caught that position. Chavez god bless you and Mexico:You_Rock_

Comment by Izrock on 11-23-2012

[QUOTE=Averiguau;12727976]Great source... back into to the controversy... [U][B]both[/B][/U] are right and one of them is recommended over the other. Back to the thread topic, even Chavez Jr. show respect to Macho and others like him... minute 2:20 [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7YgHfaxdXk[/url] This is…

Comment by -jose- on 11-23-2012

Chávez is a stand up guy, great article. [B][I] Que Descanse en Paz.[/I][/B]

Comment by Averiguau on 11-23-2012

[QUOTE=oc9979;12727318]México. La grafía [U][B]recomendada [/B][/U]para este topónimo es México, y su pronunciación correcta, [méjiko] (no [méksiko]). También se recomienda escribir con x todos sus derivados: mexicano, mexicanismo, etc. (pron. [mejikáno, mejikanísmo, etc.]). La aparente falta de correspondencia entre grafía y…

Comment by The Hoff on 11-23-2012

Real recognizes real. Descanza en Paz, Hector! You'll be chilling with Salvador Sanchez soon.

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