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MACHO TIME AT THE CREEK: Hector “Macho” Camacho Tops Dec. 5 Card

22.11.03 - Professional boxing continues at the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Coconut Creek Casino with an exciting lineup of bouts. The card features five-time world champion Hector “Macho” Camacho, former cruiserweight world champion Robert “The Preacher Man” Daniels, Friday “The 13th” Ahunanya, Ramon Garbey, Ricky “Showtime” Quiles, Celestino Caballero and Joe Johnson.

The card, to be held at The Seminole Coconut Creek Casino will take place Friday, December 5, and will consist of seven bouts.

Hector “Macho” Camacho (76-5-3, 37 KOs) of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, will square off against Craig Houk (68-35, 18 KOs) in a middleweight special attraction. Camacho, a five-time world champion, is fighting for the third time in 2003. Camacho’s career, spanning three decades, includes wins over Roberto Duran, Sugar Ray Leonard, Greg Haugen, Vinnie Pazienza, Howard Davis, Ray Mancini, and Edwin Rosario. Camacho’s losses have been to Greg Haugen, Julio Cesar Chavez, Felix Trinidad and Oscar De La Hoya.

The undercard features former cruiserweight world champion Robert “The Preacher Man” Daniels, (45-5-1, 37 KOs), taking on Panamanian Guillermo Jones (29-2-2, 22 KOs) in a12-round bout for the North American Boxing Organization cruiserweight championship. Daniels, the longtime cruiserweight, captured the World Boxing Association belt in 1989 with a 12-round decision over Dwight Qawi. Daniels defended the WBA title two times before losing to Bobby Czyz in 1991. Daniels currently is coming off a fifth round TKO victory over Alex Gonzalez in May to capture the vacant International Boxing Association super cruiserweight championship.

In heavyweight action, Nigerian contender Friday “The 13th” Ahunanya (19-1-1, 10 KOs) is taking on Thomas Williams (28-15, 19 KOs) of Washington, D.C., in a 10-round bout. In his most recent effort, Ahunanya won a 10-round decision over Onebo Maxine-Ghahou on August 23.

After a two year hiatus, Ramon Garbey (16-3, 13 KOs) of Miami, Florida is back in action taking on John Battle (9-9-1, 5 KOs) of Molson, North Carolina in a 10-round heavyweight bout. Garbey, originally from Cuba owns knockout victories over Saul Montana and Ezra Sellers. Two of his three losses have been decisions at the hands of Frez Oquendo and James Toney.

In other action, Puerto Rican native, Ricky “Showtime” Quiles (33-6-3, 8 KOs) is fighting for the first time since being decisioned by Terrance Cauthen in August. Celestino Caballero (18-1, 14 KOs) of Colon, Panama, is making his Warrior’s Boxing Promotions debut in a 10-round super bantamweight bout for the North American Boxing Association championship. Local heavyweight, Joe Johnson (6-3, 5 KOs) of Miami, Florida is taking on Chad Butler (4-1. 4 KOs) of New Brunswick, New Jersey, in a six round heavyweight bout.

Tickets for “Macho Time at the Creek”, priced at $30 general admission, $100, $125 and $150 ringside reserved are available through the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino by calling (877-50-FIGHT) or in person at the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino box office. Doors open at 5:30 PM. First fight is at 6:30 PM. For more information on Warrior’s Boxing Promotions, visit our Website at: www.warriorsboxing.com.

Article posted on 22.11.2003



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