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Defeated Rafael "Bazooka" Limon by a fifth-round TKO on August 7, 1983, to win the vacant WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Defeated Jose Luis Ramirez by a lopsided twelve-round unanimous decision on August 10, 1985, to win the WBC Lightweight Title.
Defeated Edwin Rosario by a twelve-round split decision on June 13, 1986, to successfully defend the WBC Lightweight Title for the first time. Camacho was hurt badly in the fifth and eleventh rounds. Many say Camacho was never the same after this fight. “He seemed to lose his nerve,” Boxing broadcaster and journalist Steve Farhood said. “He was never the same. What he became was something we never thought he’d be in his prime. He became a survivor in the ring." Boxing trainer and commentator Teddy Atlas agrees. “Rosario hurt him in that fight,” Atlas said. “From that point on I think that he changed his approach to how he fought in the ring. He was Hector Camacho the very defensive minded fighter."
Defeated Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini by a twelve-round split decision on March 6, 1989 to win the inaugural vacant WBO Junior Welterweight Title.
Suffered his first defeat against Greg Haugen, losing the WBO title by a twelve-round split decision on February 23, 1991.
Defeated Haugen by a twelve-round split decision on May 18, 1991, to avenge his first loss and regain the WBO title.
Challenged Julio Cesar Chavez for the WBC Super Lightweight Title on September 12, 1992, and lost by a lopsided twelve-round unanimous decision.
Challenged Felix Trinidad for the IBF Welterweight Title on January 29, 1994, and lost by a lopsided twelve-round unanimous decision.
Defeated 45-year-old Roberto Duran by a twelve-round unanimous decision on June 22, 1996.
Sent Sugar Ray Leonard into permanent retirement with a fifth-round TKO on March 1, 1997. Leonard was 40-years-old and had not fought in six years.
In his last major fight, Camacho challenged Oscar De La Hoya for the WBC Welterweight Title on September 13, 1997, and lost by a lopsided twelve-round unanimous decision.
Camacho and his son, Hector Camacho Jr., fought on the same card on February 3, 2001, in Miami Beach, Florida. Camacho Sr. defeated Troy Lowry by a ten-round unanimous decision, and Camacho Jr. defeated Rocky Martinez by a twelve-round unanimous decision.
Defeated Roberto Duran for a second time on July 14, 2001, winning by a twelve-round unanimous decision. It was the 50-year-old Duran's last fight.
Camacho, whose professional career lasted from 1980 to 2010, won major and minor titles in seven weight divisions. At the time of his death in 2012, he was planning a comeback.
Camacho has a record of 9-4 (2 KOs) in world title fights.
Camacho has a record of 10-4-2 (2 KOs) against former world champions: Won against Rafael Limon, Jose Luis Ramirez, Edwin Rosario, Cornelius Boza-Edwards, Ray Mancini, Vinny Pazienza, Greg Haugen, Roberto Duran (twice), Sugar Ray Leonard.
Lost against Greg Haugen, Julio Cesar Chavez, Felix Trinidad, Oscar De La Hoya.
Drew with Jorge Vaca, Yory Boy Campas.
Notes
Known for his large gold necklace that spelled out "Macho" in capital letters (his public image trademark), his forehead curlicue tuft of hair, and his colorful expression, "It's Macho Time!"
Camacho was a great entertainer and an electric showman who generated fan excitement in the ring and out. “He was a showman,” Teddy Atlas said. “A guy that understood he had to put fannies in the seat. He did it with his dress and appearances." Steve Farhood said, “He was one of the few boxers I ever met that was larger than life. When he walked into a room, all eyes went on the Macho Man. He was a handsome guy. He was an electric guy and he always had a mischievous smile on his face.”
In 1985, in the annual KO Magazine "Best Fighter" poll, Camacho was voted the second best fighter in the world. Marvin Hagler was #1 for the third straight year.
On November 20, 2012, Camacho and a friend, Adrian Mojica Moreno, were shot while sitting in a parked car outside a bar in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Police said two assailants fled in an SUV. Moreno was declared dead at the scene. Camacho was originally expected to survive, but his condition quickly deteriorated and he was put on life support. After being declared brain dead, he was taken off life support and died on November 24. 2012.
A family source told HuffPost Voces that Moreno, who had nine bags of cocaine in his pockets, was the intended target of the shooters.
The open casket wake for Camacho at the Puerto Rico Department of Sports and Recreation in Santurce included former Puerto Rican world champions Wilfred Benitez, Nelson Dieppa, Alfredo Escalera, Wilfredo Gomez, Juan Manuel López, Roman Martinez, John John Molina, Alex Sanchez, Samuel Serrano, Manny Siaca, Julian Solis, Felix Trinidad, and Wilfredo Vazquez, as well as McJoe Arroyo and McWilliams Arroyo, only the second set of twins in the history of boxing to qualify for the Olympics.
Hundreds of fans turned out for the public wake in New York City and watched as a carriage drawn by white horses carried Camacho's coffin through the streets of Spanish Harlem en route to St. Cecilia Church on East 106th Street. The street outside the Church was lined with over a thousand people from the "El Barrio" neighborhood who waited patiently to pay their respects.
Camacho was buried on December 1, 2012, at St. Raymond's Cemetery in the Throggs Neck section of the Bronx, not far from former World Welterweight Champion Benny Paret

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