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Ep. 31: Did Oscar De La Hoya Cross The Line?!?

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Oscar De La Hoya Picks Guerrero & Don King Picks Mayweather Jr., Who Do You Pick?

Ever since Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Robert Guerrero got announced, surprisingly more and more people out there pick Guerrero to win the fight. Don’t get me wrong, there are still colossally more people picking Floyd to mop the floor with Guerrero than the other way around, but the fact that Guerrero is getting so much credit makes the fight much more exciting.

Don King for one picked Mayweather Jr. to have no trouble handling Guerrero:

“I think it’s going to be a good fight. Mayweather is the best fighter in the world today, you know, and I think he’s going to do a tremendous job, you know, as he usually does,” stated King.

Of course most of the people will agree with King, and based on any and all fact about this match-up, you would be right to make the same pick as well. There is nothing in this fight that is going again Mayweather Jr., even the size difference will should not be of any issue for Floyd.

Oscar De La Hoya on the other hand, is confident that Guerrero will emerge the winner.

“It’s going to be a tough fight. It’s going to be a physical fight, which Robert is going to make it. And we have to wait and see if Father Time is maybe catching up, who knows? I’m going to go with Guerrero by decision,” proclaimed Oscar.

I think that De La Hoya is making a risky decision picking Guerrero, but I am sure that he knows that well enough himself. Mayweather Jr.’s stamina is simply perfect, while in his last fight against Aydin, Guerrero displayed lack of it for half of the fight.

In his bought against Aydin, Guerrero was able to fight off of a clinch, or brawl toe-to-toe while throwing relatively slow shots. This will not be possible with Floyd, thus standing in one place and firing at a stationary target is out of question. In order to put up a fight, Guerrero will have to keep moving throughout the entire fight, which is not an easy task for more boxers.

Either way I think that people are starting to become more and more interested in this match-up, and hopefully they will bring us the entertainment they both promise!

Who do you pick?

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It Was Macho Time Baby!

Hector “Macho” Camacho

He could sell a fight as well as anyone who ever lived.Brian Iole

Alias: Macho
Birth Name: Hector Luis Camacho
Born: 1962-05-24
Birthplace: Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Stance: Southpaw
Height: 5′ 6½″ 
Reach: 69″ 

He was colorful, he was braggadocious, he was outlandish and, at the height of his game, he was a must-watch attraction.Kevin Iole

Trained at the LaSombra Sporting Club in New York
Amateur Record: 96-4
1978 New York Golden Gloves Flyweight Sub-Novice Champion
1979 New York Golden Gloves Bantamweight Open Champion
1979 Intercity Golden Gloves 119 Pound Champion
1980 New York Golden Gloves Bantamweight Open Champion
1980 Intercity Golden Gloves 125 Pound Champion

Professional Record 79 (45 KOs) – 6 – 3

WBC Super Featherweight Champion 7 Aug 1983–1984

WBC Lightweight Champion 10 Aug 1985–1987

WBO Light Welterweight Champion 6 Mar 1989 – 23 Feb 1991

WBO Light Welterweight Champion 18 May 1991–1992

He understood the importance of marketing a fight and selling the fightOscar De La Hoya.

Junior Lightweight champion Bobby Chacón refused to travel to Puerto Rico to defend against Camacho. This led to the WBC declaring the belt vacant. Rafael Limón then fought Camacho for the vacant strap. It was the first time Camacho fought a former world champion. He knocked down Limón in the 1st & 3rd rounds before the referee stopped the fight in the 5th round. Macho Time was upon us.

Camacho then fought & beat the Mexican world champion, José Luis Ramírez in Vegas to take the WBC Lightweight championship. The other world champions in his division, Livingstone Bramble and Jimmy Paul, were reluctant to fight Camacho. Interestingly he then took on & beat one Freddie Roach as he weighed up his options.

He faced Edwin Rosario at Madison Square Garden. Camacho dominated early before Rosario‘s power punching came to the fore during the middle rounds. In a see-saw battle Camacho came back taking rounds eight and nine, before Rosario rallied in the final three rounds. It was a very close affair with Camacho taking the split decision victory.

In 1989 the Macho Man met former lightweight champion Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, then 29-3 (23 knockouts), for the vacant WBO Light Welterweight title. Camacho won a split decision, becoming a three-weight world champion. Camacho beat Vinny Pazienza, Tony Baltazar, both on points as his undefeated record swelled to 25-0. (more…)

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