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On this day: Julio Cesar Chavez dominates Hector Camacho in Las Vegas

Once inside, Chavez measured Camacho for his debilitating left to the body. (Photo from The Ring's Getty collection)
Fighters Network
12
Sep

The long-awaited battle between Mexico’s Julio Cesar Chavez and Puerto Rico’s Hector Camacho turned out to be one-sided affair at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas on Sept. 12, 1992. Chavez punished his man heavily from the opening bell but despite the one-way traffic, the nationalistic rivalry led to an incredible atmosphere inside the arena. When his legs deserted him, Camacho displayed incredible bravery by firing back but he couldn’t put a dent in Culiacan’s finest, who inflicted a fierce beating. Chavez retained his WBC junior welterweight title for the ninth time on a 12-round unanimous decision. Official scores were 120-107, 119-110 and 117-111.

 

Chavez’s aggression was way too much for the silky skills of Camacho…

The former three-weight world titleholder was forced to fight for survival…

Camacho’s facial damage tells the story as he awaits the decision…

Chavez perhaps a little disappointed that he couldn’t close the show against his rival. All photos from The Ring archive

 



 

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