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Boxing – 1986 – 12 Round WBC Lightweight Title – Hector Macho Camacho VS Cornelius Boza Edwards


On September 26, 1986 at the Abel Holtz Stadium in Miami Beach, FL….a true boxing legend from the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995) entered the ring against one of the many really great boxers of the era…..as Hector “Macho” Camacho faced off against Cornelius Boza Edwards for the WBC Lightweight Title in what would be a great fight. Macho Camacho would enter the ring with a record 29 – 0….while in his 2nd defense of his 1st of 7 world championship titles that he would win in his illustrious 30 year career in which he posted a 79 – 6 record.  Boza Edwards would enter this fight with a sterling 45 – 5 record….after having held the WBC Super Featherweight Title in 1981….for this man was the 1st boxer from Uganda to win a world titel….as he fought 9 former and future world champions in his career to include Juan Luis Ramirez, Bazooka Limon, Melvin Paul, Rocky Lockridge, Bobby Chacon, Rolando Navarette, Alexis Arguello, Livingstone Bramble and Hector Camacho.

This fight was broadcast on HBO with their long standing boxing broadcast crew of Barry Tompkins, Larry Merchant and Sugar Ray Leonard….as the fight was actually an entertaining and tough fight….and one that certainly deserves to be watched by any fight fan.

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