|CAMACHO JR WORK OUT!!!
October 7, 2009 - LA Boxing in El Paso, TX
Photos: Emily Harney/Zeferino Entertainment
Hector “Machito” Camacho Jr. stopped off in El Paso, Texas today to hold a media workout this afternoon for his highly anticipated PPV fight against Luis Ramon “Yuri Boy” Campas which is being billed Latin Invasion 2: Revenge of the Son. The media workout, which was at the
L.A. Boxing Gym in El Paso included press from ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and Telemundo. With as much attention as this fight (and the workout) garnered, “Machito” took advantage of the cameras to slam his opponent and even through a jab at a Hall-of-Famer who was not in attendance.
“This is my time, Junior time!" commented Camacho, “I demanded this fight with Campas. This is personal: he offended my father and my family.”
Camacho went on to promise a punishing result to the highly anticipated fight on October 30th.
“I'm not just beating him I'm knocking him out! He's definitely not on my level and I'll show the world October 30.”
Few questioned that Camacho was clearly more dedicated than he had been in the past, looking fitter than he had in quite some time when he began working out. But although focused on Campas, Camacho did find time to take a jab at former champion Oscar De La Hoya, whose promotional company, Golden Boy Promotions, is working in association with Zeferino Entertainment, the promoter of this card. When asked by the media who he would like to fight in the near future, Camacho didn’t hesitate to call out the retired De La Hoya.
“My father gave him the chance when my
father was near retirement,” commented Camacho, “now I'm asking him to give me the chance my father gave you. We'll see what the Golden Boy is made of I'll even do it at 154.”
The comment created a flurry of excitement with the media in attendance, but promoter Zeferino Ramirez made it clear that Camacho has a full plate in front of him with Campas.
“It’s always dangerous to look past Yuri Boy Campas,” Ramirez admitted, “in fact, if you look at his record every time someone has looked past him, Campas made them pay. Raul Marquez, Tony Ayala, Anthony Shuler, and Alejandro Garcia all made that mistake a paid the price for it. I know this will be an absolute war on October 30th…I just hope Camacho realizes it as well.”