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Boxing – 1985 – 12 Rnd NABF Lightweight Title – Hector Camacho VS Roque Montoya


This NABF Lightweight Title Fight between Hector “Macho” Camacho vs. Roque Montoya took place on April 29, 1985…..a Macho Camacho was moving up in weight from being the former WBC Super Featherweight champion to the Lightweight Division….which was a warm-up fight for his upcoming WBC Lightweight Title Fight with Jose Luis Rameriz.

Roque Montoya was a club fighter who had a boxing career that spanned included 40 professional fights….as he amassed a 23 win 15 loss 3 draw record…..but would take Camacho the full 12 rounds and lose a unanimous decision to one of the super great and almost legendary boxers in the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995)….as Hector “Macho” Camacho would eventually leave the ring after winning world titles in 7 different weight divisions including super featherweight, lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight, light middleweight, middleweight and super middleweight titles in a career that included 79 wins 6 losses and 3 draws which spanned nearly 30 years from his first bout in 1980 to his last professional bout in 2010.

After moving up to the lightweight division….Camacho won this North American Boxing Association title against Roque Montoya with a twelve-round decision….then the victory in his next fight….which was broadcast on Home Box Office (HBO), made him a two-time world champion….as Camacho beat the Mexican defending world champion, José Luis Ramírez in Las Vegas to win the WBC world Lightweight championship….after dropping Ramirez in round three….then winning the fight by a unanimous twelve-round decision.  The two other reigning world champions in his division at that time….WBA champ Livingstone Bramble and IBF champ Jimmy Paul, were reluctant to unify the crown with Camacho….so instead, he beat Freddie Roach before his next fight of importance came along some ten months after beating Ramírez….when he met Edwin Rosario on June 13, 1986, at Madison Square Garden in New York City….in another bout also broadcast on HBO…..which we also showcase in our Imasportsphile boxing library.

Any time you get to watch Hector “Macho” Camacho….any boxing fan is in for a real treat of showmanship, speed and artistic boxing skill…..with an undenyable flair that makes Macho fights just plain fun to watch….and this fight is no exception.

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