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Boxing – 1986 – Larry Merchant PostFight Interview With Hector Camacho After Defeating Edwin Rosario


The first three rounds were swept by Camacho on all three judges’ scorecards….while keeping Rosario away with his jab and out circling the pursuing challenger….when in the fourth, Rosario began to turn things around by landing an uppercut in the final seconds….which earned him the round….then in round five, Rosario connected with a left to the chin as Camacho was getting ready to fire a right hand….which buckled Camacho’s knees. On the verge of falling, Camacho kept his distance for the rest of the round…. as Rosario continued on pursue to land more damaging blows.  Rounds six to ten were dominated by Camacho  In round eleven, Rosario hurt Camacho again, with a sneaky left hook through Camacho’s guard. Feeling he had a lead on the scorecards, Camacho again circled around the ring and grabbed to avoid Rosario’s punches…while.Rosario continued landing in round twelve….and sweeping the round on all judges’ cards.  Minutes later, Camacho was announced as winner and still WBC world Lightweight champion by a split decision scores of 118–111 and 115–114 for Camacho….and 114–113 for Rosario. The fight’s result proved controversial in Puerto Rico…..where both Camacho and Rosario were from….and other boxing fans who saw the fight have argued about the scoring ever since.

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