On August 8 at the Frontier Stadium in Rochester, NY, light middleweight Hector Camacho Jr. will look for his third consecutive win of 2013 as he continues to work his way towards earning a world title shot.
Since his loss last July, Camacho Jr. (56-5-1, 31 KO) has won two straight by way of KO, but more importantly than getting the ‘W’, Camacho Jr. has shown his reemergence as a viable threat within the light middleweight division.
Inside and out of the ring Camacho Jr. has dealt with his share of adversity over the last year; the untimely death of his legendary father has given the pugilist a new motivation to get to the top, and despite having recurring issues with fights falling through last minute, he has his eyes fixed on his goal…fighting for the hardware.
Since the passing of his father last November, Camacho Jr. has been adamant about getting back on track in terms of taking his career more seriously and it has shown in his training and his execution within the squared circle.
About his upcoming bout August 8, promoted by Pretty Girl Promotions, Camacho Jr. commented, “I want that big fight; I know boxing has given me the opportunity a couple of times but I haven’t take advantage of them. But now I’m more mature, more focused, more determined and hungrier. I know this is my last chance, so I’m in it 100%. I owe it to myself, my father, my island of Puerto Rico, my fans and my father’s fans. I want my title fight. How many fighters have a 56-5 record? Come August 8 I’m going to put the boxing world on notice that I’m back and ready, by making weight (154 lbs.) and looking good while performing. My goal is to make 147 which is in the near future. I just had two back-to-back wins which took some of the rust off me. It’s been awhile that I’ve been working the way I am now. I can’t wait to fight in Rochester. A lot of great fighters past through Rochester; it has a rich history of boxing and I’m glad to be a part of it. I’d like to give a big thanks to Mercedes Vasquez Simmons, the CEO of Pretty Girl Promotions for giving me this opportunity; it’s rare in boxing that you have a female promoter. So in this case we both—Pretty Girl Promotions and I—are looking forward to shining come August 8. We both got something to prove!”
Through his 63-bout career Camacho Jr. has had his ups and downs, but the Puerto Rican fighter is not focusing on his past, but instead has tunnel vision on the present, and what he plans to make out of his future.
The slick and crafty light middleweight southpaw has a reignited fire and drive within him that seems to continue to get stronger every day of training, and he is unrelenting in fighting his way back to a contention fight.
Camacho Jr. has the skills, tools and resources to be a world champion…now he has the drive and will to raise the hardware proudly over his head in honor of his father, and further cement the legacy the Camacho name has solidified in boxing history.
The road to world championship contention continued August 8 against an opponent to be named