Hector “Machito” Camacho Jr., son of legendary, three time world champion Hector Macho Camacho, is ready to avenge his father.
His opportunity will come October 30th in El Paso, Texas when he fights former junior middleweight champion Luis Ramon “Yory Boy” Campas.
The showdown is aptly titled “Latin Invasion 2: Revenge of the Son.”
In press interviews Camacho Jr. insists that he will take care of family business.
“I demanded this fight with Campas. This is personal: he offended my father and my family. I know there are members of the media saying why Campas, but they need to remember that Campas is a really tough fighter who has fought the very best and held his own.”
His motive for payback began four months ago when Campas earned a draw with Camacho Sr. The result ended in animosity which permeated long after the fight ended, prompting the curious father-son campaign.
Camacho Jr’s career started when, as an eight year old, he followed his father into the ring and mock sparred with him before the elder Camacho’s world title defense against Edwin Rosario. Three years later, Camacho Jr. began fighting.
A few minor light welterweight titles later solidified him as a boxer in his own right with a record of 47-3, 27 by knockout. In recent years, his career has been lackluster, with a disputable no-contest against Jesse James Leija, a loss to Omar Weiss, a stoppage by Andrey Tsurkan and a loss to Don Juan Futrell.
Fight night will determine if Camacho Jr. has it in him to continue the legacy and get the win that he seriously needs against a 38-year old fighter, who struggled with his 47-year old father.
Camacho Jr. and Campas will fight at the Don Haskins Center with an undercard that features El Paso super bantamweight contender Antonio Escalante vs. Carlos Fulgencio.