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Boxing – 1987 – Alex Wallau Interviews Hector Camacho After Defeat Of His Idol Howard Davis Jr.


The interview featured in this video took place after a 10 round junior middleweight fight with Howard Davis Jr…..which he won by unanimous decision….as he defeated the fighter who he grew up admiring as an amateur champion in New York City.

    In a storied amateur career Hector Camacho won three New York Golden Gloves tournaments….beginning with the Sub-Novice 112 lbs championship in 1978…..whereas during his professional career…..Camacho had many notable fights against some of the biggest names in boxing….while defeating Roberto Duran twice and knocking out Sugar Ray Leonard to send him into permanent retirement…..whereas he also fought Julio César Chávez, Félix Trinidad and Oscar De La Hoya, among others.

After being inspired by a movie about Muhammad Ali….Howard Davis Jr. embarked on his amateur career. He won the 1976 Olympic gold medal one week after his mother died…..and was awarded the Val Barker Trophy at the Olympics….while beating out such boxers as Sugar Ray Leonard, Michael Spinks and Leon Spinks.  He turned professional after the Olympics and went on to compile a professional record of 36–6–1 with 14 knockouts….when he retired in 1996.

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